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Category: High Performance

People Potential – 3 Tips on Engagment

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more…

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4 Secrets of Elite Team Performance (1)

I spent most of my military career leading special forces soldiers. Here are a few of the things I learnt about developing and sustaining elite performance, which are also directly applicable to business. Selecting the Right People Elite organisations are incredibly careful about their selection procedures. One element of this…

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2 Habits for Elite Team Performance

No. 1 Repeat, until you achieve and maintain the standard. In the game of golf ‘taking a mulligan’ is a chance to repeat a shot.  History records, perhaps apocryphally, that the phrase derives its origins from a player named David Mulligan, a Canadian player who was the manager at the…

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Why your Ethos is Awesome but your Culture Sucks

Living up to your ethos is not easy. As a leader in the military I learned that getting the right culture takes leadership. A lesson the army has had to relearn itself in recent years as high profile failures such as the bullying of recruits at Deepcut and the mistreatment…

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Why Anticipation Matters in High Performance Teams

Recently I was lucky enough to do some work with the Performance staff of one of team GB’s elite athlete programmes. One of the lessons that really struck me over the course of several days was the importance of anticipation in elite performance and its role in developing high performance…

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3 Reasons to Put Humility at the Heart of your Leadership

It may not at first be obvious why humility should be taken as a prerequisite quality for effective leadership. It is a challenging concept for many of us bought up in a society that esteems and champions the role of the individual almost above all else. The word can have…

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5 Things You Should Know about High Performance Teams

High performance teams are defined by their ability to get results – consistently and against the odds. Lots of ambitious organisations and business aspire to create high performance teams because of the competitive advantage they generate – which translates directly to the bottom line! Here are 5 characteristics worth thinking…

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