What is it that separates winners from the also ran’s? It’s something that’s intrigued me for many years.
Is it skill?, is it luck?, Is it attitude? or a combination of all three?
Heres a great article in the Harvard Business that provides a great insight into this very question.
Whether the game involves competing every four years in the Olympics or every day in a business, winning brings advantages that make it easier to keep winning.
To understand sustainable success, the author compared perpetual winners with long-term losers in professional and amateur sports and then matched the findings to business case studies for his book Confidence. The sports were a comprehensive mix including women's soccer, men's and women's college basketball, major league baseball, U.S. football, international cricket, and North American ice hockey.
He found that winners gain ten important advantages as a result of victory — and that smart leaders can cultivate and build on these advantages to make the next success possible.
Read the article here