How to have a winning mindset

Former England cricketer turned sports psychologist Jeremy Snape gives his six lockdown leadership lessons

CREDIT: This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on Management Today

Being a professional athlete requires agility, fast thinking and the ability to overcome self-doubt – much like running a business during the coronavirus pandemic.

With experience in both fields, former England cricketer Jeremy Snape should know. After 20 years on the pitch, in 2005 Jeremy surrendered the Leicestershire four-day captaincy to complete a masters degree in sports psychology. Today, he’s the founder and managing director of consultancy Sporting Edge, sharing the success strategies of leaders in business, sport and education.

As we step into what is likely to be, let’s face it, a winter of discontent, Jeremy reflects on the importance of having a ‘winning mindset’, which he sees in successful leaders and athletes alike.

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