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The Champion in You: Lessons from Professional Boxing about How to Succeed in Life and Work
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Authors: Robert J. Schinke (Canada Research Chair Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity, School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario) 
Book Description:
From this book, the reader, much like the world championship boxer, will exceed personal potential and become a performance leader. The skills you gain from this book will crown you as a champion, with a systematic approach for battle preparation and delivery. Each chapter is authored as a condensed installment with summary points. This book is written for professionals striving to perform in the workplace. The metaphors and lessons borrowed from the boxing world at its most elite level are provided to the reader in an easily implemented series of steps. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface -pp. i-xv

Step One: The Fight in the Dog -pp. 1-8

• Knowing yourself
• Considering what efforts are required
• Mobilizing resources to reach the goal
• Adopting a holistic approach to performance
• Reminders from your corner

Step Two: Becoming the Contender -pp. 9-19

• Choosing my model of excellence
• Choosing my corner
• Hand picking my opponents
• Profiling the enemy
• Selecting suitable spar partners
• Preparing my battle plan
• Reminders from your corner

Step Three: Blood, Sweat and Tears -pp. 21-28

• Being comfortable with the uncomfortable
• Taking a complete approach to fitness
• Each day’s commitment to complete training
• Reminders from your corner

Step Four: Talking the Talk -pp. 29-35

• Working on your language
• Planning the pre-battle message
• Double dividends
• Working with a script
• Reminders from your corner

Step Five: Fight Week -pp. 37-45

• Eating right
• Banking sleep and rest
• Sticking within the team
• Dealing with external demands
• Briefings
• Reminders from your corner


Step Six: The Weigh-in -pp. 47-53

• Swag
• Facing my opponent / challenge
• Taking center stage
• Strategic disengagement
• Replenishing resources before the battle
• Reminders from your corner

Step Seven: The Final Twenty-four hours -pp. 55-63

• Dining with the team the day before battle
• Sleeping or sleeplessness
• Filling the day
• Packing
• On time is late
• Reminders from your corner

Step Eight: Performance Warming -pp. 65-70

• Owning the environment
• Stretching the body
• Freeing the mind
• Tuning-up
• Reminders from your corner

Step Nine: The Entrance -pp. 71-76

• The walk
• Owning the ring
• Locking eyes on your target
• The final exchange
• Last minute steeling
• Reminders from your corner

Step Ten: On Fire but Thinking -pp. 77-83

• Using the ring’s parameters
• Final adjustments
• Going to the body
• The plan in motion
• Reminders from your corner



Step Eleven: Being Hit Below the Belt -pp. 85-90

• Using the eight count
• Fighting back
• Relentless focus
• Reminders from your corner

Step Twelve: The Championship Rounds -pp. 91-96

• Digging deep
• Finding another gear
• Closing the show
• Reminders from your corner

Step Thirteen: Crowning the New King -pp. 97-102

• Introducing the new king
• The calling out
• Champagne and opening up
• Post-battle fatigue
• Reminders from your corner

Step Fourteen: Staying Mean and Lean -pp. 103-107

• Deep hunger
• Looking for new layers
• Packaging and promotion
• Reminders from your corner
• Training

Step Fifteen: Title Unifications -pp. 109-113

• Targeting another champion
• Staying within
• Lineal champion
• Reminders from your corner
• Training

Step Sixteen: The Champion in You -pp. 115-122

• Know yourself
• Know your opponent
• A quality team
• Eyes on the prize
• Close the show
• Extend greatness
• Reminders from your corner

Index -pp. 123-130

   Series:
      Professions - Training, Education and Demographics
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- October
   Pages: 145, 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62081-612-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
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