What Ferrari and Bentley Can Teach You about High Performance Cultures
Building a high-performance culture requires focus, dedication and more
Today’s post is by Hugh Blane, President of Claris Consulting and author of 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership.
It was one of the most thrilling moments in my life. I was doing 187 miles per hour at the Porsche racing school in what is best described as a rocket ship built on four wheels. The engine, only a few inches from my head, pounded in my chest as if I was receiving CPR, and the trees flew by so fast that they were no longer trees, but more a blurry green swatch of color out of the corner of my right eye.
I came to learn how to drive fast. Learning the subtle nuances of shifting gears, acceleration and braking vastly improved my lap time and left me with a greatly enhanced mindset behind the wheel.
High performance cars are similar to high performance cultures. You can choose to drive a car that is purely functional transportation, or you can choose to drive a car that is one part engineering masterpiece, one part handcrafted artwork and one part a catalyst for supreme exhilaration.
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