Performance insights(64)

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

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

Building a talent development programme

Are you designing a talent development programme? Does everyone in the business know their role in making it a success? We’ve designed and delivered hundreds of talent development programmes and […]

Posted in: Performance insightsCultureLeadershipPerformanceTeams

To learn or change - it's not an either or

We are the human performance experts and we help people to think, prepare and perform like elite athletes. We help people to focus their desire to improve on things they […]

Posted in: Performance insightsMindsetRituals

All change...

From our time spent working in elite sport with some world leading athletes it’s very clear that one of the differentiators between those who fulfil their potential and those who […]

Posted in: Performance insightsMindsetRituals

Hare
Desire to Improve

You’re probably familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare – the hare all lightning acceleration and speed but running out of steam, the tortoise slow to start, […]

Posted in: Performance insightsMindsetPerformance

John Lewis and high performance

I had the privilege of meeting Sir Stuart Hampson, ex-chairman of John Lewis talk about their famed level of employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Much of what he said reinforces […]

Posted in: Performance insightsCultureLeadership

Are you Superman or a target monkey?

I’ve got a Superman tattoo and I sometimes get asked why – mainly by my exasperated and disappointed mother but not exclusively. Perhaps I believe I share some of his abilities […]

Posted in: Performance insightsCultureLeadership

Knowing me, knowing you...

All of the best teams that rise to the top of their performance arena usually have an extra dimension to their armoury – they really make the most of the […]

Posted in: Performance insightsLeadershipTeams

Setting goals to maximise team potential

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 insightsGoalsTeams