Playing to Win at all costs – Mark Carter

Is the win all costs mentality linked only to cricket?

With the release of the report into the scandal that has rocked Australian cricket, where the culture of ‘win no matter the cost’ created an organisation that has now been described as arrogant.

Under this arrogant rule Cricket Australia allowed a culture to thrive that resulted in a decision to wilfully cheat on a cricket field, so rotten had this culture become that even after being caught ‘red handed’ the players lied to the umpires and the world’s media at a press conference.

Such behaviour is not linked to cricket, with recent inquiries into the banks and child abuse, showing organisations willing to sweep vile behaviour under the carpet.

So how does an organisation become so poisoned that this type of behaviour becomes acceptable?

Human behaviour expert Mark Carter examines how this type of behaviour has been able to fester across organisations on a sporting, business and the not-for-profit sector and what is needed to be done to rid this culture for good.

As part of the conversation Mark will discuss:

• How this rot seeps into an organisation
• How difficult it is to remove
• The actions that have to be taken to avoid pure lip service
• Whether the pressure of losing will see a reversion back to ‘win at all cost’

Listen to the podcast here,.

Mark Carter is an expert in human behaviour and has built a professional reputation second to none, acquiring a catalogue of life experiences and knowledge through his own journey that many people can only dream about. He’s held senior and strategic leadership development roles in Asia Pacific, Europe and projects globally, including designing and implementing sales strategies and bespoke methodologies for billion dollar sales teams.

He approaches the subjects of leadership, sales, peak performance and behavioural sciences from a unique perspective of depth; with his knowledge crossing all industry channels, including e-commerce, advertising, travel, real estate, property, recruitment, hospitality, telecommunications, banking, government, not-for-profit and many more.

Multi-talented, Mark is a published author and is also called upon often to present at business seminars, is frequently invited to speak as keynote to set the theme, or as host for prestigious gala events.

His fascination for both big picture and quirky details of life, weaved with a masterful skill in communication, allows him to build relationships with his audiences leaving them intrigued, inspired and provoked into action.

Born in England, fermented in Scotland, nurtured by Europe and matured through several round world trips, Mark Carter is a truly global citizen. He now calls Australia, home where he enjoys the fruits of a sunny lifestyle. Mangoes, after all, don’t grow in Edinburgh.

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