Dr. Peter Jensen has attended six Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian team, worked with over 40 medalwinning athletes and their coaches, and is the mental training consultant for Canadaâ€™s Olympic womenâ€™s hockey team. He is an instructor at Canadaâ€™s foremost business school, Queenâ€™s School of Business, and the founder of Performance Coaching, a corporate training firm.
Ignite The Third Factor
How do you get someone else committed to reaching their fullest potential? Itâ€™s a question that challenges new managers and seasoned executives alike, echoes through coachesâ€™ heads as they watch a gifted athlete underachieve, and keeps parents up at night.
Igniting the Third Factor, Peter synthesizes his lifeâ€™s work into the five core practices exceptional leaders use to ignite the Third Factor in themselves and others â€“ whether itâ€™s in the locker room before a gold medal Olympic hockey game or at a routine performance review. Peter works through an easy-to-understand model, providing a clear view of what separates â€™ignitersâ€™ from â€™extinguishersâ€™ and exploring a wealth of strategies you can put to use immediately in your world. Like the laws of physics, these principles apply in any environment. They may look different when used by a parent, a manager, or a coach, but the forces of work remain the same.
Igniting the Third Factor is a fast-paced journey packed with familiar faces, engaging stories, and humor. As he moves from the dressing room to the corner office and back again, Peter weaves insights from well-known Canadian, American, and British coaches and executives with his personal experience to provide a practical guide to helping others excel â€“ all set against the backdrop of an exciting 30 years of involvement in the Canadian Olympic Movement.
If I could have read this book 30 years ago, it would have made me a better leader a lot sooner.
The most critical aspect of my Olympic success was my work with Peter.