Sales Leadership Lesson # 27: How Losing London Gold can Win You Gold in Your Business

How Loose Teams and D***heads Can Cost You Gold in Your Business

by Leigh Farnell

I’ve woken up this morning with the cover story from yesterday’s Weekend Australian Magazine haunting me..

There on the cover is a shirtless James Magnussen and his Coach Brant Best with the headline ‘How it Went Wrong – What happened behind the scenes to derail our Olympic swimming campaign.

What a bloody disaster..

A disaster of leadership..

So let’s attempt to turn a sporting disaster into a Business and Sales Leadership Success.

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE #1: THE FISH STINKS FROM THE HEAD FIRST

There is an old saying when it comes to teams and leadership – ‘The fish stinks from the head first..’