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Big day. Poor sleep. Help!

It’s one of the great ironies of significant performance moments. Either you’ll have a poor night’s sleep as a result of the increased brain activity, or one of your kids […]

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Helen Glover, from Competitor to Mother

I’ve experienced this moment twice before. Blood pumping loudly in my ears. Pain screaming from every inch of my tired body. The sweat dripping down my forehead running into my […]

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Unconscious competence – the biggest risk of all

If you can do something without thinking about it, congratulations but watch out. It’s the riskiest place of all. It’s great – because you can do it without much thought, […]

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Invest in your interview

Although the modern world of work is changing in many ways, the job interview is something that’s going to remain an important part of most recruitment approaches. Given they’re probably […]

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Developing a marathon runners mindset

In this fix we want you to think about whether you are getting the benefit from a marathon runners mindset.

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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 […]

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The keep doing list

In this fix we want to introduce you to a list which is about your performance: The keep doing list.

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Feedback

Who doesn’t love a bit of feedback? It’s such a useful thing. It’s also a very misunderstood and misused concept when considered from the high performance perspective. Experience tells us […]

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Feedback is NOT the breakfast of champions!

Without a desire to improve and a bucket full of self-awareness, feedback is a redundant tool. We see so many people wanting to experience the magic of feedback that evidently […]

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Feedforward to Feedback

Feedback really only works properly when you’ve got a clear reference point you’re feeding back against. This tool will help you kick start the feedback process by building a really […]

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Feedback is a tool

Do you have conversations at work about the importance of feedback? Have there been initiatives to try to create a culture of feedback for your organisation? Do you have a […]

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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 […]

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