Focus – Good Thing Bad Thing


This news article is about how one cricket legend gave a few pointers to a current cricketer and it worked out really well with him getting the highest ever world cup score – Martin Crowe mentoring Martin Guptill before his 237*.

I watched the game. It was awesome. Deserved pats on the back all round.

A key point of Crowe’s advice for the batsman was to look for the gaps not the fielders. It seems a common approach is for batsmen to spend those few moments before they get bowled at looking around at the fieldsmen so as not to hit the ball at them. Crowe flipped that logic. Genius in its simplicity. Remember those old psychology experiments asking participants to not think of a polar bear and that was instantly all anyone could think of? Don’t look down.  Don’t spill the milk. Damn you brain.

Tell people what to do not what not to do. Focus on the gaps.


About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on March 24, 2015, in Employee Engagement and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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