How the best of the best get better and better.

  title={How the best of the best get better and better.},
  author={Graham M. Jones},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={123-7, 142}
What is the real key to elite performance? According to sports psychologist turned executive coach Graham Jones, star athletes and businesspeople share one defining trait: mental toughness. People who become champions aren't necessarily more gifted than others; they're just masters at managing pressure, meticulously tackling goals, and driving themselves to stay ahead of the competition. Jones, who has advised Olympic medalists and Fortune 500 executives, sees many parallels between the arenas… CONTINUE READING