095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

What does it take for leaders to deal successfully with a crisis like COVID-19? My guest Kon Apostolopoulos literally wrote the book on how to do that! Kon co-authored and published in 2020 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters, to provide a clear roadmap. The material is a valuable reference whenever you’re experiencing a difficult situation.

Kon is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a Human Capital Management consulting group that provides performance improvement and training solutions. He helps organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive Talent Management strategy. He’s also committed to developing future leaders by applying the same principles to the coaching of young soccer players in local, state and Olympic development programs.

You’ll discover:

  • The 7 keys that can help you navigate through any crisis
  • How leaders can use these keys with their teams to improve performance and achieve the desired results
  • The Leadership Paradox – how to take seemingly contradictory items and blend them successfully (e.g., empathy and tough love)
  • What Kon does to teach these concepts to the youth athletes he coaches

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074: Work On Your Game

074: Work On Your Game

Strong for Performance Podcast

Would you like to take your performance to the next level? My guest Dre “All Day” Baldwin has learned what it takes to do just that. Since 2005, Dre has built a content publishing empire! Since 2006, he’s produced 7,000+ YouTube videos with more than 73 million views. He’s authored 27 books and has given 4 TED talks. In this interview we discuss his latest book, Work On Your Game, and the four principles that have guided his actions since college. You’ll love Dre’s passion, substance and stories!

You’ll discover:

  • The importance of understanding The Third Day as it relates to discipline
  • Why asking “Who do I need to BE?” Is such a powerful question in developing confidence
  • How mental toughness served Dre in his goal to be a professional basketball player
  • Ways you can use personal initiative to achieve the results you want

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