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Aug 31
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Focus and Hydration

By Simon Hartley and Dr Stephen Fritzdorf

 

Jul 21
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Complacency - How To Break The Chain

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

Since the turn of the year there is one challenge that business leaders and sports coaches seem to have mentioned above all others; complacency.

 

Jun 1
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I Suck!

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

Sep 10
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How To Inspire

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class

 

Sep 5
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The Death Of Office Politics

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

Are office politics a necessary evil for anyone that wants to succeed in corporate life? Are they a symptom of a poisonous environment? Or, are they simply an illustration of the way human beings operate in society? Is there really any difference between office politics and social climbers? However we might describe office politics, the one thing that most people agree upon is that they tend to detract from performance, and rarely (if ever) enhance it.

 

Jul 14
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Achieving The Impossible

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

“Achieving The Impossible” sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it. The word that causes us the issues is the word “impossible”. It’s an interesting word. In my humble opinion, the word “impossible” is one of the most commonly misused words in the English language. When we say “impossible”, we normally mean something different. The word impossible has a bedfellow; the word “can’t”.  When we say “can’t” we don’t mean “can’t”, we mean something else.

May 15
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A Winning Mentality

In elite sport the winning margin can be tiny. What is it that separates the winners? Why is it that some are always a few milliseconds quicker, or can score just one more point than their opponents? When it comes to those narrow margins, what allows some athletes and teams to consistently be the winners?

May 5
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Leadership; Dropped In At The Deep End

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class

 

I recently attended a small event, run by a team of former fighter pilots and Red Arrows Leaders at Mission Excellence. At the moment, I’m researching a book on world class teams and world class leadership. During the last year or so, I’ve spent time working with one of these pilots; a former Red Arrows Leader. So far I’ve gained some fascinating insights. So I sat with my pad of paper, pen poised, listening intently. Around 30 minutes into the presentation one of the facilitators burst into the room.

Apr 25
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SMARTER Goals or DUMBER Goals?

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

Apr 15
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Clearing Our Own Mental Hurdles

by Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class

 

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible””.

Audrey Hepburn. 

 

What happens if you’re taking on a daunting challenge and you get stuck? What do you do when you have no clue how you’re going to do it? How can we get over these mental hurdles?

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