Saturday, July 13, 2013

I Saw, I Learnt: Lessons from MS Dhoni

"The opposition bowler was not the most experienced in that last over, unlike Malinga, so I thought I would take my chances. I went with a heavy bat and the weight was perfect for slogging,” said Dhoni in the post game ceremony.

India captain MS Dhoni smashed 16 off the first four balls of the final over to clinch the Tri Nation series with a thrilling one wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Port of Spain on Thursday.

While watching him playing the game – I learn two most important traits of his personality one – Managing pressure and other unsinkable Focus

What Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CEO of the Indian Cricket Team did to ensure the country won the tournament will be defined as learning for leaders across all walks of life.

What I learn from him is that as a leader, be calm in extreme situations and lead the team from front. Dhoni is a lesson for all leaders in terms of their ability to manage extremely stressful work environments. Managing periods of high stress without losing your composure is the key to long-term success and good health. Sometimes we intensify our experience of stressful situations by the way we look at them. If you can look at your situation differently, you may be able to put it into a different perspective--one that causes you less stress!

Dhoni has immense ability to insulate himself from the surrounding environment and continue to focus on the job. How much control do you have over the situation? You can’t control the rain that’s ruining your planned outing, but you can control how well you do on your important meeting tomorrow. So be focused on the things that you can control and forgot about all the things that are beyond your control..

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