Working in Sync – with Whit Mitchell

We can judge education and points of wisdom by their impact on long term success.

If you were to go back to 11 of your clients 25 years later, what would you find? How would they remember you? That’s what one coach did, and the results are both educational and uplifting.

I interviewed Whit Mitchell, long time athletic and executive coach, on the commonalities between those two coaching modes and his lessons from interviewing his Class of 1986 Dartmouth Crew champions later in life. Their life successes are remarkable, and even more so is the extent to which they trace that success to their experiences being coached by Whit.

The book, Working in Sync, is a series of interviews, and each chapter is followed by lessons and reflections. It’s a great book to read solo, as well as to read and discuss with your leadership team.

“The leading cause of death of an executive career is lack of self awareness,” said one of his former rowers who parlayed his early hunger for tough feedback into a stellar business career. Your self awareness will grow. (See link to the JoHari window below the audio player.)

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