Guides(39)

A guide will help you get to grips with the core ideas of a topic and give you a high performance understanding.

Are you ready to be resilient?

Resilience. It’s seen as essential quality in today’s workplace. And according to the many resilience gurus out there, it’s all about bouncing back from setbacks. We’ve got a different understanding […]

Posted in: GuidesResilience

Don’t fool yourself, fuel yourself!

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” Orson Welles. Many people perform at work despite what they eat and drink. […]

Posted in: GuidesEnergythe basics

Attitudes are contagious

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” asked Steve Waugh, the steely Australian cricket captain. Your attitude has the capacity to fuel, or drain, the motivation of those around you, […]

Posted in: GuidesMotivation

Never stand still

“We’re never 100% satisfied. It’ll have to be faster again in the summer to win the Olympics”. Words uttered by an Olympic cyclist, just minutes after their team broke the […]

Posted in: Guidesthe basics

Pre-performance routines

‘Don’t undermine the work I’ve put in every day.’ Not some days. Every day. Ask anyone who has been on a team with me who shoots the most. Go back […]

Posted in: GuidesRituals

A matter of choice

Feeling in control is a vital part of motivation and performing well. When you feel in control you’ll have higher motivation and be more likely to perform better. You can […]

Posted in: GuidesMotivation

How the elite practise

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect”. So says Vince Lombardi, the highly successful (and often quoted) American football coach, and we agree with him. We see […]

Posted in: GuidesRituals

Talent is not enough

John Wooden said, “Judge yourself not by what you have achieved but by what you should have achieved with the talent at your disposal”. He was a clever man. Those […]

Posted in: Guidesthe basics

Be great at talking performance

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet – Truman Capote A feature of […]

Posted in: GuidesCoachingCulture

Excellence is a habit – nice line but where’s the detail

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Albus Dumbledore understands the discipline of excellence. . You know from one of the […]

Posted in: GuidesRitualsthe basics

You’ve got to get yourself connected…

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” For us, Margaret Mead’s quote is all about […]

Posted in: GuidesMotivationTeams

The why and how of great goals

Most people don’t set goals regularly and don’t value goals as a workplace tool. We find that kind of strange – in the high performance sport and business environments we’ve […]

Posted in: GuidesGoalsthe basics