Leaders can learn important lessons from elite athletes, writes Graham Jones, author of "Thrive on Pressure: Lead and Succeed When Times Are Tough." Top-notch athletes learn to develop mental toughness so they can thrive under "inhuman pressure" and carefully achieve small goals on their rise to the top. "Finally, especially important in today's roller coaster business world, these elite athletes take time to celebrate their victories. It helps remind them why all the hard work and commitment is worthwhile," he writes.
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