The Melting Point of the title refers to a critical psychological threshold that all of us face when under massive stress and pressure the point at which we cannot control our thinking, emotions, and behaviors in an impactful way anymore. We start to internally derail, show dysfunctional behaviors, and perhaps even walk away.
Dr. Marcolli discusses how leaders can achieve sustainable top performance by raising their Melting Point so they can successfully handle the enormous pressures of today’s demanding commercial environment. This, in turn, enables them to maintain a winning edge in their career, lead their team effectively, and deliver tangible long-term benefits to their organization, especially in highly competitive times. Dr. Marcolli was himself an elite athlete (a professional soccer player) before studying performance psychology and then successfully coaching several athletes including Roger Federer, top teams, and senior business leaders.
The book contains unique valuable first-hand insights from top performers in the worlds of sports, high performance coaching, and, especially, from business, with Dr. Marcolli drawing upon numerous in-depth interviews with senior corporate leaders.