Thursday, September 28, 2017
Framework of concepts
After reviewing all the data from the “Good to Great” study, this framework of concepts was developed. Think of the transformation of good to great as a process of build up (preparation), followed by breakthrough.
This process can be broken into three broad stages:
Disciplined people, Disciplined thought, and Disciplined action.
These three stages contain 2 key concepts each:
Disciplined people (Level 5 Leadership, First who then What)
Disciplined thought (Confront the brutal facts, Hedgehog Concept)
Disciplined action (Culture of Discipline, Technology Accelerators)
This study is not about the economy as it is now, or even about business in general. Ultimately it is about the timeless principles of good to great. The results you want to attain for your life or business will be unique to you and your business, or career. But the concepts of greatness and excellence are bigger than any one person or company.
”What determines whether a challenge will or will not be met? The answer is that this depends upon the presence or absence of initiative and of creative individuals with clarity of mind and energy of will capable of effective responses to new situations.” Will Durant
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: The Metabolic Pathways
Let’s take a quick look back at how the body actually accesses carbohydrates and fats for fuel for use in the body. There are two metabolic pathways in the body that use carbs and fats as fuel: the anaerobic system and aerobic system. The aerobic system, the one that is in use most of the time, dominates in slow-twitch fibers, and involves the use of oxygen to burn fat or carbohydrate mainly in the form of glucose or glycogen. Recall that glycogen is simply the storage form of glucose in the muscle and liver. The anaerobic system burns fuel without oxygen, predominates in our fast-twitch fibers, and works only with carbohydrate, typically muscle glycogen.
Read More…The Metabolic Pathways
Food Rules Tip: Eat sweet foods as you find them in nature.
In nature, sugars almost always come packaged with fiber, which slows their absorption and gives you a sense of satiety before you’ve ingested too many calories. That’s why you’re always better off eating the fruit rather than drinking its juice. (In general, calories taken in liquid form are more fattening because they don’t make us feel full. Humans are one of the very few mammals that obtain calories from liquids after weaning.) So don’t drink your sweets, and remember: There is no such thing as a healthy soda.”
Read more…64 Food Rules
“Commitment gives us new power. No matter what comes to us – sickness, or disaster – we never turn our eye from the goal.” Ed McElroy
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