Ms. Jenkins has a lifetime of sports reporting that she culls into seven principles behind great decision-making: Candor, conditioning, practice, discipline, culture, failure, and intention. This book is a great read for a sports fan, with many stories only a reporter would have access to tell.

A couple of significant statements worth pondering:

  • Discomfort and anxiety multiply with the potential consequences of a decision.
  • Willpower is one of the most relevant predictors of success. And you can cultivate it with exercise.
  • Practice is the preparation to avoid feeling pressure.

And in case you aren’t a sports fan, Ms. Jenkins does a fabulous job of weaving in research and application to the workplace beyond the stories of teams and players.

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