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.
- 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