The uncomfortable truth about leading performance
If you're a leader, you're a leader of people. If you’re a leader of people, you’re looking to get the best possible performance from them. Therefore, an important element of leadership is to focus the best attention and energy of your people onto doing the things they need to do to get the results you want.
Can you find your soul reason to exercise?
This comes from Dan Dobson -Smith, Chief Learning & Culture Officer at Essence, one of the most admired digital agencies on the planet. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Are you ready for…pregnancy in the workplace?
Sarah has been at the heart of the English Institute of Sport’s Sport Science Support for the last 4 Olympic cycles. On leaving earlier this year, she’d completed the last […]
5 things to do when you join a new team
Joining a new team can be a daunting and nerve wracking experience for any person. It is an important transition where not only do we put pressure on ourselves to deliver to our best, we also expect superb communication with people who we're building new working relationships with. Given the pressure and stress we put on ourselves to be amazing straight away, it's not uncommon for this to be a time where you worry a lot!
Make time for rest & recovery, to sustain high performance
I love my job and I love working hard at it. Most days it doesn’t feel like work and no two days are the same, bringing variety and change to my life on a weekly basis. I’m an athlete, blogger and motivational speaker. I built my own business from scratch over the last four years, turning an idea into a platform that reaches 1.2 million people globally every month.
Making culture live & breathe
In this blog Jo Webb shares her experiences and views on why culture matters, and how to get it right in your business. To remain competitive in today’s ever evolving […]
Great performance – luck or superb preparation?
It’s a peak time of year in the world of sport. Wimbledon is about to start, the Tour de France and golf’s British Open is around the corner, the Americas Cup is coming to a climax, the All Blacks v Lions is starting on Saturday, and the AFL season is really beginning to hot up.
Experience and Motivation - a heady mix?
There’s an interesting performance journey we go on in motivational terms when we develop from novice to expert and it’s worth thinking about how we can seek to balance the combination of motivation and experience over time.
Finding your energy rhythm – 3 practical options
This might be a sign of my age (along with recently needing reading glasses for the first time!), but things ain’t like they used to be. Gone are the days when work was pretty consistent. In fact, the only consistent thing for many people these days is the inconsistency.
Stop sales training - start sales performance!
If sales became an Olympic event – would you be ready? When sales are good, life is good. Going for gold feels easy. When sales are down, even if everything else […]
Managing your energy on the long haul
I’m in Melbourne airport again, which – as regular readers of this blog will know - is where I get inspired to write my best blogs. The inspiration is less to do with the environment of Melbourne airport and much more to do with having finished up another exciting and rewarding spell of work with our Australian customers, being homeward bound and having a bit of time before boarding to put pen to paper.
How to manage energy when the world is against you
Making good energy choices has never been more important. It’s a key high performance trait. If you want to be ready to perform at your best in the moments that matter to you, having good health and a full energy tank on your side can make a difference. You don’t need to be an expert, but if you don’t make helpful choices, you’re probably facing frustration, illness and exhaustion.