What kind of person do you think of when you hear the term “world class performer”? What do you think characterises those who are at… Read More
Frustrations of A World Class Leader
You might imagine that World Class leaders have less frustrations than the rest of us. It is tempting to think that World Class leaders have… Read More
World Class Lone Rangers
Last week I delivered a Keynote to a Global Conference in Dubai. The title was, ‘World Class Lone Rangers’. The audience was made up of… Read More
Goal Setting… A Slightly Different Approach
I received a phone call recently from my cousin, Oliver. He is the Head of Learning & Development in a fast-growing, and highly-ambitious, business. Read More
How To Control Momentum
Momentum shifts are a common phenomenon, not just in sport, but in life. They are often easy to see in sport. You’ll often see momentum… Read More
Are we playing ‘pass the parcel’ with wisdom?
What do you do, when you read a fantastic, inspiring, profound or motivational quote on social media? I’ve noticed that social media has become… Read More
Talent ID or Character ID?
Talent Identification has been a hot topic in sport and business for many years. Every organisation is out to spot those who have what it… Read More
How To Develop Courage
Aristotle describes courage as ‘the first virtue’ because it underpins many others. For example, in order to develop honesty, we may need to take… Read More
Great Leaders Ask Great Questions
For the last few years, I’ve been working with and studying some of the best teams in the world; Red Arrows teams, SAS and… Read More
Teamwork Lessons from Premier League Football
In Premier League football the stakes are high. Tens of millions of pounds can ride on a single result. Clubs know that winning is critical. Read More
What Lessons Can England Learn From The Rugby World Cup?
England Rugby crashed out of their own World Cup during the group stage, after defeats to Wales and Australia. Of course, the media echoes… Read More
Skill, Luck or Character?
What separates the very best from the rest? What do truly successful people have that others don’t? What is it that allows them to… Read More
Ditch The Target… Are You Mad?
Targets are a common feature of the modern landscape. Whether in business, sport, education, healthcare, or any other realm, most people are working to… Read More
Focus and Hydration
Through my work as a sport psych coach, I devote a great deal of focus to… focus. Experience tells me that success and failure… Read More
Complacency – How To Break The Chain
Since the turn of the year there is one challenge that business leaders and sports coaches seem to have mentioned above all others; complacency. Read More
I recently volunteered to do some coaching at my daughter’s cricket club. Mark, the coach, has the considerable task of coaching 20 girls between… Read More
How To Inspire
I’m a great believer in the power of simplicity. I often find myself looking for the simplicity in those things that appear complicated. I… Read More
The Death Of Office Politics
Are office politics a necessary evil for anyone that wants to succeed in corporate life? Are they a symptom of a poisonous environment? Or,… Read More
Achieving The Impossible
“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… Read More
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… Read More