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High Performance Sports Leadership

Many people aspire to leading high performance sporting teams, organisations and national sporting bodies. However, most are unprepared for the real challenges of leadership – particularly of leading effectively in an environment of pressure, stress and high public expectations.

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The W – Word: Winning.

I am getting so sick of people talking about high performance environments, about following a process, about systems, about structures, about programs, about initiatives, about workshops and about strategies. The name of the game is Winning – oops – there I said it. Winning. Winning. Winning. There, I said it again. That felt great. I’ll say […]

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Five World Wide Trends in Sport which you ignore at your peril.

Having visited more than 30 countries in four continents in the past few years and spent time with sports leaders, coaches, athletes, sponsors, sports scientists, sports academics, sports medicine practitioners, sports administrators, government funding agencies and other sports professionals in many of the world’s leading sports systems,five world wide trends in society (and by extension in sport) have become very […]

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The Top 20 Tips on Being the Best: 20 years of experience in 500 words!

I have been lucky to be involved in high performance sport for the best part of 20 years. I have been very very fortunate to work with Olympic Gold Medalists, World Champions, World Record Holders, Premiership Title Winners, World Cup Winners…champion athletes, teams and coaches in many different sports and in several different countries. Quite often, when I […]

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A New Head Coach is No Longer the Solution in High Performance Sport.

There was a time when a new head was the solution to all problems in a high performance sports team. Team not winning – get a new head coach. Team’s culture not right – get a new head coach. Team’s attitude and commitment flagging – get a new head coach. Times have changed. A new […]

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Olympic Mistakes: The Top Five Dumb Things Athletes and Coaches do heading into an Olympic Games.

Lots of athletes go to the Olympic Games – very, very few come back with a medal or even a personal best performance. Why? Lack of Talent? Maybe. Poor Skill? Possibly. The wrong parents, i.e. Genetics? Could be. But the main reason most of them don’t win a medal is that they made five dumb (and avoidable) mistakes […]

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