Performance Intelligence at Work: The 5 Essentials to Achieving The Mind of a Champion


Your mind is a powerful tool. You just need to learn

how to master it. That’s where Performance Intelligence

comes in.

The ability to...

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Your mind is a powerful tool. You just need to learn

how to master it. That’s where Performance Intelligence

comes in.

The ability to perform your best when it matters

most is a skill anyone can learn. A well-known

sports psychologist, Julie Ness Bell, Ph.D., has

trained some of the world’s greatest athletes, from

professional golfers and tennis stars to football

teams and basketball pros. She’s learned that the

athlete’s ability to perform under extreme stress

is predominantly mental—not physical—and the

basic principles of peak performance are the same

for everyone, whether you’re a corporate leader,

team player, or small business owner.

Principle #1: Your mind is powerful.

Principle #2: You control your mind.

Principle #3: You have a choice in

every situation.

Think about it. Now think again. That’s the secret

behind Performance Intelligence at Work, a proven

method of unblocking the obstacles in your brain—

and unlocking “The Mind of a Champion.”

Performance Intelligence works for athletes, and it

will work for you, too. Throughout the book, Bell

provides specific examples from her vast coaching

experiences and relates them to the corporate playing


Each chapter ends with a “Business Leader

Huddle” to help you put each principle into action. You will learn how to recognize your old ways

of thinking, refocus your thoughts on a goal, and

establish new routines to make it happen. Instead

of negative “what-not-to-do” thinking (I will not

procrastinate), you’ll be able to retrain your brain

using proactive “what-to-do” thinking (I will finish

this task today).

Soon you’ll be performing at higher

levels than you ever thought possible—with a

winning mindset you never knew you had.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071625142
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 360,735
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Ness Bell, Ph.D., is founder and president of

The Mind of a Champion, a Texas-based coaching

firm that works with athletes, individuals, and companies,

including Time Warner, State Farm, and

Ernst & Young. She earned her bachelor’s degree

in psychology from Oklahoma State and a master’s

and doctorate of sports psychology from the

University of Virginia. Dr. Bell wrote Performance

Intelligence at Work with Robin Pou, J.D., a successful

entrepreneur whose experience leading people

and growing businesses has provided him with an

up-close view of how individual and organizational

thinking influence performance.

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Table of Contents

1. It’s All in Your MIND
2. Sports Psychology: A Healthy Model
3. What is Performance Intelligence?
4. The Three R’s You Need To Know
5. A Winning Game Plan
6. A Matter of Confidence
7. Self-Discipline
8. Defining Success and Failure
9. Focus, Focus, Focus
10. Competition Is Healthy
11. Find Your Way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2009

    This book is a winner in guiding anyone to perform better, whether in business or in sports!

    Dr. Julie has captured the way to succeed in business by relating to the success in athletes, when using their mind to help maximize their performance. This is a "must-read" for anyone wanting to take their skills to a higher level! It is apparent that one can achieve the "Mind of a Champion", by using the techniques given by Dr. Julie.

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