Performance insights(60)

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

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

Who's more motivated the Olympic athlete or the Olympic coach?

Neither… The athlete wants to be the best (and therefore most successful) athlete they can be and the coach wants to be the best (and therefore most successful) coach they […]

Posted in: Performance insightsCoachingMotivation

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Stop demotivating your people

Motivating people is a waste of time and space. Instead, help everyone remember why they’re doing what they’re doing, why they should be confident and to focus on the things […]

Posted in: Performance insightsMotivation

Mutual accountability in teams

We’ve been very privileged to work with some really successful teams in sport. We’ve worked with them in the most pressurised of sporting environments at world championships and Olympic Games. […]

Posted in: Performance insightsLeadershipPerformanceTeams

Role clarity in teams

We’ve been very privileged to work with some really successful teams in sport. We’ve worked with them in the most pressurised of sporting environments at world championships and Olympic Games. […]

Posted in: Performance insightsPerformanceTeams

Goal Reviewing

We’ve been very privileged to work with some really successful teams in sport. We’ve worked with them in the most pressurised of sporting environments at world championships and Olympic Games. […]

Posted in: Performance insightsGoalsPerformanceReviewingTeams

Leading High Performance – one simple process

The following 4 steps provide a simple process which, when followed with a consistent discipline, are essential ingredients in the pursuit of sustained excellence. It’s a process that we’ve used […]

Posted in: Performance insightsLeadershipPerformanceReviewing

Effective goal setting

We’ve been very privileged to work with some really successful teams in sport. We’ve worked with them in the most pressurised of sporting environments at world championships and Olympic Games. […]

Posted in: Performance insightsGoalsPerformanceTeams

Talent Development and Firing Yourself

The typical approach we see to talent development in the business world makes our hearts sink just a little We know it’s all done with the best of intent but […]

Posted in: Performance insightsCultureLeadershipPerformanceTeams

Bravery in Management

Several years ago a leading figure in football was talking to an interviewer about bravery. The discussion was about the importance of having a tough, hard tackling player, who wasn’t […]

Posted in: Performance insightsLeadershipTeams

Feedback is a gift

When we ask people in the business world to define performance, we typically get bombarded with the following: KPI’s, goals, results, financials, share value, delivering to target. When we ask […]

Posted in: Performance insightsPerformancethe basics