Performance insights(38)

Food for thought to help give your performance a boost based on our experience in the world of sport and business.

Winning Minds seek balance from bias

The great performers I’ve been lucky enough to support have all got their unique personality characteristics and in-built bias. However, one thing that stands out for all of the great […]

Posted in: Performance insightsPerformance

What's your performance reputation?

When it’s time to leave a company for a new job, your mind turns to thinking about the references you’re going to need to paint a great picture for a […]

Posted in: Performance insightsLeadershipPerformance

Connectedness

When talking about “Connectedness” and quality of relationships, I often talk about the fact that we’re all the common denominators in our dysfunctional relationships! I also point out we’re the […]

Posted in: Performance insightsConfidence

You're only as good as your last result - Nonsense!

This statement is bandied around very regularly with very little thought and quite frankly, it’s just nonsense in the world of high performance, and even if it is true some […]

Posted in: Performance insightsLeadershipPerformance

Compete on preparation

It’s clear to us that when the conditions are favourable, people get very used to being able to get away with minimal preparation. Your natural talents, allied with the helpful […]

Posted in: Performance insightsthe basics

Loving the pressure

Olympic athletes have to compete for their place on the team by going through trials. Actually they’re constantly on trial, just about every day. Imagine having the pressure of being […]

Posted in: Performance insightsPressure

Performance Improvement

As humans, we’ve long been learning from nature. After all, we’re part of it – and in modern times, some of our best inventions have come from learning how things […]

Posted in: Performance insightsConfidencePerformanceResiliencethe basics

Take control of your feedback

In most organisations ‘feedback’ is something that is done to people and ends up being a concept that brings a certain degree of fear to mind for people when they […]

Posted in: Performance insightsPerformancethe basics

Active recovery

One thing that we know from working with the highest level athletes is that they value and actively exploit recovery in order to perform better. This contrasts with the views […]

Posted in: Performance insightsEnergy

How to develop endurance

Endurance will give you the capacity to persevere with demanding work for long periods of time. It’ll enable you to make good decisions when you’re physically and mentally tired and […]

Posted in: Performance insightsEnergy

Are you mentally tough?

Some years ago we were involved in some research and we found a couple of interesting things out about people who were voted as very mentally tough by folks who […]

Posted in: Performance insightsConfidenceMindset

What colour is your diary?

Elite athletes perform in a challenging arena – one often characterised by intense pressure, tough competition, demanding managers, multiple priorities, and high costs of failure. Performers in business share all […]

Posted in: Performance insightsMotivationthe basics