The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership For The Self

Vince Poscente

A renowned speaker, business consultant, record-setting speed skier and Olympian, Vince Poscente believes in the enormous potential of the unconscious mind. Poscente likens the dynamic between the conscious and subconscious minds to an ant and an elephant: Our minds are separated into two distinct functions- the conscious and subconscious elements. Our ant is the intentional part of the brain, but our elephant is the instinctual, impulsive part of the brain that houses emotions and memories and even guides the body to perform vital functions. While we tend to know our conscious minds- our ants -rather well, we often overlook the power of our elephantine subconscious minds. When we do, unfortunately, we squander a wellspring of human potential. Having seen too many books focused on what a problem or solution is and too few focused on how to solve the problem, Poscente, with his trademark wit, wisdom and steely resolve, created The Ant and the Elephant- Leadership for the Self: A Parable and Five-Step Action Plan to Transform Workplace Performance.

At the age of thirty, Vince Poscente learned that 16.572 seconds could forever change a life. Sure - standing atop a mountain knowing that in just over 16 seconds he would cover 2/3rds of a mile, exceed 135 mph and hopefully launch himself into the Olympic record books is remarkable, but consider this: Vince Poscente went from recreational skier to the Olympic Gold Medal round in just four short years. A renowned speaker, author, 1992 Olympic Winter Games Speed Skiing Finalist, 5 Time National Speed Skiing Record Holder (135 Mph) and 2 Time National Speed Skiing Champion, Vince Poscente is one of the country’s leading experts on achieving peak performance. Since the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, Poscente has used his understanding of speed and focus within his successful business career. An expert communicator, Poscente is the former VP of Marketing for North America’s largest real-estate investment services corporation. Poscente holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.A highly regarded and sought-after business consultant, Poscente works with leading corporations around the nation and across industry lines. As CEO of Be Invinceable Group, Vince and his team are dedicated to helping companies and corporate leaders learn to ignite their vision and execute their strategies to eclipse their competition.