Gamesmanship, Philosophy, and Psychology
Psychology of Gamesmanship - How to Manage Mind Games and Tricks (buy)
This book contains the true and real secrets of competition. Within are guidelines to effective training, thinking, planning, and execution. The details presented here remove uncertainty and confusion from your game plans. Every problem now has an answer; every difficulty has a responsive plan.
The ways that these tricks are applied against innocent opponents can be subtle or obvious. Expert gamesmen set up a variety of tricks and traps that are only recognizable by the consequences that bear testimony to their effectiveness. Even an unskilled amateur's effort (so obvious that young children recognize the blatant effort) can affect and bend the concept of fair play.
Become educated in these subtle and unsubtle ways of competitive psychology. Once the concepts of gamesmanship are understood, knowledgeable observers (referees, officials, and spectators) will see competitions in a new way. They will easily spot these attempts. For their opponents who now understand what is happening, effective steps can be taken to nullify, deflect, and even trap the instigator. Click here for the Table of Contents.
The Art of Team Coaching (buy)
This book provides insight into the proper mindset of playing smarter and winning more. That is, that there are no friends on the playing field. You can be friends before the game and after the game, but not on the field of competition. On the practice field, you must instill this same mindset into your staff and players.
You and your staff will gain new insights into:
The Art of Personal Competition (buy)
This is how Sun Tzu would guide your development as a sports player! Apply the philosophy of war to your competitive development!
2,500 years ago, a Chinese general, Sun Tzu, wrote a treatise titled “The Art of War”. It summarized his lifetime experiences of what was important about warfare and battlefield management.
Inside are the secrets of training both your body and your mind to play smarter, act and react faster. With these physical and mental advantages, you will:
The Art of Politics & Campaigning (buy)
Discover effective processes to gain support from opinion leaders, raise funds from supporters, and manage campaign staff. Learn how to plan to "October surprises", prevent your campaign from going being forced to be defensive.
Learn how to manage the reality of the political environment: catch spies, create chaos within your opponent's organization, and even handle infiltrators from your opponents. When opponents and their supporters attack you, your beliefs, and/or your standards, this book explains how to turn their attacks, accusations, innuendos, and intimidation attempts against them.
Learn how to:
Study this book along with the Psychology of Gamesmanship.