Dr. Jack Stark, Special for US Daily Review
Losing is easy. Winning is difficult – very difficult. Is there a formula that allows you to produce consistently extraordinary results and become the dominant entity in your field? YES! Performance Psychologist, Jack Stark, has condensed what’s he’s learned over his long career consulting and mentoring top Fortune 500 companies and numerous championship sports teams into the 4P formula: people + personality + process + purpose = success. Getting these elements in place is the biggest challenge leader’s face, but once they are in place you will have acquired the processes necessary to both build and maintain a winning team.
The Dynasty Formula is the underlying common factor in each successful company and team in history. These four building blocks – labeled P4 – determine our success in business, the military, politics, religion, education, entertainment, sports and many more areas. The four P’s have also been the building blocks in the successes or failures of civilizations from the beginning of time.
Following is a short summary of this winning formula. It contains the four building blocks of who, what, how and why. Without each of these blocks in place, a long-term dynasty status is not achievable. The formula gives a leader the best chance of developing a company, organization or team that will not only be the best in class but will last long enough to be classified a dynasty.
P1 – People – (WHO) This block focuses on the PEOPLE – the leaders at the top and their respective roles, interactions and talents. This is the most important block to get right because it requires leaders with the specific roles needed to be successful.
- Thinker – Jonathon Ive, Bill Belichick,
- Promoter – Steve Jobs, Tom Brady
- Coordinator – Tim Cook, Bob Kraft
P2 – Personality Traits – (WHAT) It is not enough to have smart leaders in the perfect positions at the top. They have to have the essential PERSONALITY traits that will guide their decision-making behavior. Nine key traits were culled from hundreds of potential traits found in research and my experience with successful leaders. These traits are categorized under a C.H.A.R.A.C.T.E.R. paradigm that is easy to remember and utilize.
- Analytical Thinking
- Rules to live by
P3 – Process – (HOW) Even when the timing is good with smart leaders who display great character, failure can occur when the PROCESS is flawed. Selecting the wrong employees or an inability to plan, execute or measure properly will keep an entity from sustaining itself over a long period of time.
P4 – Purpose – (WHY) The foundation of these building blocks is PURPOSE. Leaders must have an intention to be the best in one’s field of endeavor and the drive to achieve excellence. Without a purpose or clarity of one’s meaning in life, leaders will ultimately fail- think of all the corporate and political scandals. Research indicates that the three most important things in life that give us Purpose is a Dream—what you want to do with your life, a Love- someone to share your life with; and a Mentor- someone to guide you in this long and difficult journey.
Each of these four blocks is necessary to achieve that rare distinction of a dynasty. Flaws or weakness in one or more blocks explain why leaders fail. Use this model when evaluating a civilization, a country, a company or any team challenged with the task of winning and beating the competition over a long period of time.
Dr. Jack Stark provides psychological and performance enhancement training to elite athletes at the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. Dr. Stark maintains a practice as a licensed clinical psychologist and has provided assistance to more than 10,000 individuals. He is the founder and director of Performance Enhancement Group, regularly consults to Fortune 500 executives and has made over 1,000 presentations on Leadership and Teamwork.
Dr. Stark’s latest book, “The Championship Formula,” which documents his winning formula at work, will be released in January 2012 and available for purchase atwww.ChampionshipFormula.com (currently under construction) and Amazon.