The Five Principles of Performance Thinking: The Mindsets and Techniques for Success in the Modern World
The mindsets and techniques for greater business performance
When it comes to performance, great businesses and impressive individuals do more than simply deliver their numbers. They also engage with us; they make a human connection; a great performance moves us in some fundamental way. Great companies, great teams, and great individuals are defined y a wider set of abilities that create extraordinary levels of performance. This book explores the mindsets and techniques used by top performing artists and adapts these for the creation and delivery of great business performance. Based on five core principles - 'Adopt the Artistic Mindset', 'Build Connected Ensembles', 'Create Compelling Narrative', 'Rehearse Creatively', 'Deliver Brilliant Performances' - the authors bring together unique perspectives and methods for anyone in business who wants to excel in their work and career.
Dr Mark Powell is a business writer,
consultant and entrepreneur. A business
and strategy consultant for over 30 years,
Mark also had a successful career as
a competitive Latin American dancer,
winning over 50 titles including two
British and two World Championships. His
increasing focus has been on using a deep
understanding of the performing arts to
solve modern day business challenges.
Jonathan Gifford is a business author
whose books include History Lessons;
Blindsided; 100 Great Leadership Ideas
and 100 Great Business Leaders.
Jonathan worked as a Fleet Street
advertising man before moving to BBC
Magazines. He played saxophone and
flute with bands in Canterbury, where
he studied philosophy at the University
in Kent, and later in London, where he
continued to play semi-professionally
throughout his business career.