Mental Preparation Secrets of Top Athletes, Entertainers, and Surgeons

Dan McGinn, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, talks about what businesspeople can learn from how top performers and athletes prepare for their big moments. A big sales meeting, presentation, or interview can be pivotal to success in business. The same goes for pep talks that motivate employees. McGinn talks about both the research and practical applications of mental preparation and motivation. He’s the author of the book, Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed. His article, “The Science of Pep Talks,” is in the July-August 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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