Running to Leadership: Individual and Team Building
Did you know that there’s a direct link between managers and marathoners? They’re both Type T personalities. Managers are “mental” Type T’s. And marathoners are “physical” Type T’s. Type T personalities are thrill seekers.

Managers today are struggling to maintain morale while doing more with work with fewer monetary and human resources. This isn’t an easy task. Preparing for and completing a marathon is the perfect backdrop for examining the problems and challenges faced by today’s business leaders. The presenter implemented a $12 million IT project for $2.6 million.

This workshop combines long distance running and racing strategies with business strategies to develop a method for achieving your personal, professional, and corporate goals. The business strategies include project, change, time, risk, and stress management techniques and business strategic planning. Surprisingly, there are lots of areas of overlap between distance running and business strategies. We make you a mental marathoner.

While all certified marathons are the same distance, the dangers, terrain, altitude, and weather offer unique and varying challenges. You quickly learn that hills build character.

  • Running up and down 3,600 steps during the Great Wall Marathon is like managing a 3,600-task project schedule.
  • Fighting through the Antarctica Marathon’s bitter cold relates to setting realistic project goals and self-motivation.
  • Encountering predators on Kenya’s SafriCom Lewa Marathon course is like managing project risks and mitigation.
A cheetah on the Kenyan marathon course.
Whether you’re in a high pressured meeting or encountering predators on Kenya’s high attitude marathon course, you must be a fast thinker. Your options are limited. You must be able to react quickly to make critical decisions with limited information. The manager should weigh the advantages of a short-term sprint with finishing in the long run.

You must become a marathoner, who successfully uses their knowledge to mentally and physically push towards new limits and comfort zones.
This workshop is based on the four components of the Achievement Equation. While we may have heard of these components, they have rarely been combined into a single, simple equation. Initially, it was thought that there wasn’t an equation, but a singular element. However, after examining failures, instead of successes, it became obvious that all four components were required for failure prevention.

This equation is multiplicative. Furthermore, the values assigned to the four components are binary. The values may be either zero or one. There is “no middle ground” or “half stepping.” Due to the multiplicative nature, the solution, called the Achievement Result, is either zero or one. If any of the components is less than 100%, the Achievement Result is never reached. That’s to say that the Achievement Result is either “all or nothing.”

Through various exercises you'll learn to
  • Motivate yourself and your team members without a budget.
  • Manage stress.
  • Manage the negative, victim mentality.
  • Embrace fear and risk to move outside your comfort zone.