Health & Medical Self-Improvement

Being a Winner

Winning is not just another theoretical concept.
It is a very practical and focused guide for something that should be of concern to us all - the ability to create within a particularly meaningful area, a sequence of repeated successes, rather than sporadic, momentary ones.
I was personally fascinated by the idea of trying to understand what it is that enables some people, teams or organizations to generate such successes without repeating earlier patterns of errors and failures, while others - whether they are successful according to their own or even high external standards, suddenly display a regression they cannot stop and disrupt their run of successes on a scale from which it is almost impossible to recover..
What makes them different? Is this ability to keep moving forward along the graph of success and achievement something innate, or is it an acquired skill? This was the start of a riveting period of research that needed with the discovery of what we have chosen to call "Winning Intelligence", which has absolutely nothing to do with IQ.
What arose clearly from the research work and is today supported by the empirical work with winners is that Winning Intelligence is the practical expression of the ability to make the right decisions at the right time, when faced with a whole spectrum of situations reality confronts us with: calm, routine, pressure, competition, uncertainty etc.
, What is interesting is the general consensus that reality, which often seems to present us with 'surprising' or 'unexpected' challenges or pressures, is actually an endless variation on certain kinds of situations and events that one way or another keep repeating themselves.
In other words, most of the situations we encounter are a variation on an event we have already encountered in the past and will most likely do so again in the future.
Consequently the Winning Theory deals in:
  1. dividing all the events and situations we encounter as managers, or just as people, into 12 categories (including uncertainty).
  2. carefully examining the nature of the decisions made by winners - those who have shown they can generate repeated success and avoid repeated failures and errors.
    It turns out that for the 12 categories of any challenging reality, Winners have 12 generic decisions at their disposal.
    A winner does not need to reinvent the wheel every time! It turns out that Winners do not just pull an idea or a solution out of a hat.
    Here too there is method in the sense that they are guided by a series of very concrete decisions which are structured and prepared in advance to provide an appropriate and decisive response to situations that can sometimes be very unpleasant due to their seemingly unexpected appearance.
This bank of decisions is called T-CUP: Thinking Correctly Under Pressure To ensure that any decision made is indeed taken from T-CUP, anyone who is a Winner activates an ongoing debriefing (self-investigative) process: on the fly, in real time - and at the end of every process.
As always among Winners, the debriefing process is amazingly simple - not to mention amazingly effective.
Since T-CUP is a collection of 12 clear do's and don'ts rules, T-CUP learning and practicing, along side with the assimilation of the winning debriefing process as the classic winner tools for ultimate decision making under pressure and competition, it is at the disposal of anyone who seeks to upgrade their own competitive edge and/or that of their staff, to the highest levels of coping with the day to day challenges, whatever they may be.

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