AUDIO: Why Tiger Woods' woes are lessons for business leaders
March 30, 2010
• Life coach says Wood’s problems are lessons for others
• 'It’s almost like we take a sadistic glee in their fall’
W. Granville Brown
The well publicized woes of Tiger Woods can be lessons for business leaders, says Granville Brown, a long-time life coach and author of the new book, Choices.
“We build people up so much that when they take a fall, it’s almost like we take a sadistic glee in their fall,” says Mr. Brown.
Mr. Brown believes that hidden in the forest of tabloid interest in Mr. Woods’ issues is a nugget of personal truth awaiting us all. Temptation -- a big factor in the golfer’s string of personal choices -- can be valuable, according to Mr. Brown, because of the potential lessons in how to avoid it.
(Granville Brown talks about the lessons to be found in Mr. Woods’ troubles and his book in today’s CVBT Audio Interview. Please left-click on the link below to listen now or right-click to download the MP3 audio file for later listening.)
“When we’re dealing with choices, we really have to be on point to take ownership for the choices that we make, understanding that with choice there is accountability and responsibility,” Mr. Brown says.
“We have to face the truth that we all live imperfect lives, and that our celebrity-driven culture has the notion that our idols, our celebrities, are supposed to embody the perfect lives we cannot ourselves achieve. This is why we are disappointed so often,” he says. “The only thing that can elevate our souls is within each of us, and it begins with our choices.