“I spend all day in pointless meetings, checked my mails at 5 p.m. and then I actually started working after all.”
About Michael Worthy
Are you familiar with business theatre?
From friends and business contacts I hear way too often that their day in the office was insane and without any noteworthy purpose. Their stories are quite similar, ranging from:
I myself was responsible for large change and restructuring projects some time ago. These changes were caused by either technological disruption or management growth ambitions. It was a great experience to deal with all sorts of technical, operational and financial issues, however:
Apparently digital transformation is not so much about technical challenges, but rather a question of the LEVEL OF MATURITY of a company on all levels regarding organizational set-up and procedures, including mind-set and leadership behavior.
To strengthen this holistic view, I developed further skills in order to combine the human factor and the systems of organizational behavior. I certified as a business coach and trainer and I continuously increase my skills in holistic organizational development. This extended perspective further drove my passion for supporting business transformations.
What’s my link to sports?
Since early childhood I was always into competitive sports. At the age of 10 years I seriously got into track and field and a bit later into basketball. In the summer of 1988, my youth basketball coach saw me at a track meeting and convinced me by saying: “You are fast, you can jump and safely land on your feet. These are perfect basics for playing basketball.”
From 1996 to 1999 I played with the first division men’s team of SSV Ratiopharm Ulm. We won the German Cup in 1996 and finished Second in the National Championships in 1998. I plaid with and against many great players, and I learned a great deal:
- about team performance…
- success and failure…
- discipline and endurance…
- patience and timing…
- leadership and self-management…
- and why breath control is critical in important moments.
A major role on the court was always my intuition. Many decisions had to made within split seconds. All these experiences I was able to apply and further develop in other areas of my life.
Referring to sports adds clarity and ease to daily business routines
No matter in which situation I was in as a management consultant, business executive or project leader, as soon as I freed myself out of complex daily business routines and remembered my time as a basketball player, I was able to make decisions and have impact with a lot more ease and clarity. In the course of time I was able to transfer many challenge in business to a comparable situation I was facing in sports. My passion is to pass these experiences on to you!