Performance whores come in many forms. Marc Effron is the kind that is obsessed with getting people fire on all cylinders. Much like the PA approach to athleticism, Marc focuses on finding where a person or business is deficient and then attacking the weakness. Through his years developing high performers in business and leadership, he has found several common traits. Be good at something. Reaalllly good. Couple that skill with being likeable and you will be unstoppable in your field.
How do you quantify your likeability factor? If you work closely with 10 people, aim to be liked by all 10. Eight is just not good enough to be a top performer? Does this mean you have to be a bit of chameleon to find yourself rising through the ranks of your establishment, absolutely. Different relationships require different forms of attentive behaviors and the faster you kind determine each, the better chance you have at becoming a force in your field. Effron believes that although you may posess the skill and knowledge to dominate, you can not rely on those things alone. Studies show that more often, you can be lacking in skill and still find yourself ahead of the competition if you are liked. Are you willing to play the game?
Find Marc Effron’s books on amazon. They are titled, One Page Talent and Eight Steps to High Performance. Find him on Twitter as well @One_Page_Talent.
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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