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Manage your performance, not your time

Millions of pounds have been invested in time management courses. Yet there’s still millions of people feeling overwhelmed at work and that they don’t have enough time to get everything done that needs doing.

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Be ready for a demanding day every day

Some people just seem to deliver great performances, whatever the conditions. They do that by practicing habits & routines so whenever performance calls, they’re ready.

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How did you manage feedback?

In this video Helen Glover MBE talks to us about what she learnt from her rowing partner Heather Stanning in absorbing feedback.

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Broken Sleep? 3 ways I’m working on fixing mine

Due to the coincidence of a few factors recently, I’ve been getting the chance to practice some sleep management tactics, which I thought might be worth sharing. Now, getting off […]

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Understand what affects your performance

There’s lot of things that affect your performance at work and the results you get. Think about when you’ve been doing a great job compared to when you haven’t been so hot. Chances are you could pretty quickly pinpoint a few things that make a big difference.

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Perform like the elite

There are things that the world’s best performers have in common, whatever arena they compete in. We see the same characteristics in anyone who’s really good at what they do & make the most of the talent they’ve got. If you’re curious about the prospect of getting better, you’ll need to know what those qualities are.

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If travelling solo with newborns was an Olympic Sport…

There are a few reasons I really like my job. One of those reasons is that applying a high performance lens to stuff becomes second nature for life as well as work. And there are times when that comes in quite handy – like recently when I decided to take my 10 week old daughter on a flight to Inverness. On my own. Brave or foolish? Here’s how I got on with my adventure, and how I applied my high performance lens to it….

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What is Performance?

The word “performance” is used in lots of different ways. People talk company performance, performance of their car or a performance on stage. And they probably all mean different things. […]

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Joining a new team
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!

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Podcast 13 - Focusing on growth and improvement not change

In episode 13 we talk to our performance coach Jim Constable about the topic of change (growth and improvement). Within the podcast we explore models of change, ways people can […]

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Sophie Radcliffe relaxing on a hammock
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.

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Podcast 11 - How to look after yourself

In episode 11 we talk to our performance coach Jim Constable about the different ways in which you can look after yourself. The podcast covers a range of topics including […]

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