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Collaboration is an act

In The Imitation Game, dramatising the heroic work of the Bletchley code breakers, about halfway through the film, Alan Turing is encouraged by his friend and fellow genius Joan Clarke to give apples out to his fellow hut 8 cryptographers. This simple gesture was an attempt to build bridges, previously broken by Turing’s singular focus on doing his…

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Add exactitude to your gratitude

Who has helped you along your path? That was the question posed in the last blog. Who was your Obi-wan, Morpheus or Pumbaa? I wonder if Luke, Neo or Simba took the time to offer some gratitude about how the help helped (other than those glowing looks and knowing nods at the end of movie)? Research from Columbia…

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Mentors: Obi wan has taught you well

Obi wan Kenobi hands Luke Skywalker his father’s lightsaber and urges, “You must learn the ways of the force”; Morpheus presents Neo a red pill and a blue pill, where the red pill offers, “To stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”; with a bit more a fun loving vibe, Timon and…

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Connect back

In the annals of the history of science, stand people that have led a breakthrough. Isaac Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation; Charles Darwin, developed the basis of evolution through natural selection, Antoine Lavoisier discovered the role of oxygen. The record shows it was their steps that made the final movement to the denouement of…

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Networking nets work

There is an unspoken concept in performance sport (and in the wider world of work) that it’s not what you know it’s who you know. It’s seems incredibly unfair doesn’t it, that you spend all this time learning and researching knowledge only for you to be denied an opportunity by someone else because they happen to know someone…

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Differentiate yourself with our membership

I wrote a little blog in 2015 calling on the 15,000 sports students to take ownership of their future. The reality was and is that not all of those entering into university level sports courses with dreams of working for Real Madrid or with Dina Asher-Smith will have their dreams come true. There is a statistical mismatch to…

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Five questions for sports performance

(Join me on Monday 30th March for an open Q&A ) Change The world has changed and at a pace unimaginable just a few weeks ago. We’re living in a strange present expecting an unfamiliar future and craving normality. We don’t know what next but amongst the deep uncertainty that governs our thinking, we know that this will…

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A Letter to the 15,000!

Register for the FREE ‘Letter to the 15000’ online course (>400 registered) now includes a load of free resources to help you get ahead Dear budding sport scientist So you have enrolled on a sports science degree eh? You start this week? Exciting times ahead then. So what lies ahead for you at the end of your studies?…

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Building Rapport

Building Rapport

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey It is the third day of British Championships and the athlete, with a grin on her face gives me a high five. I wait as she catches her breath, and she says those magic words we’re all deeply…

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Role-modelling vulnerability

Role-modelling vulnerability

I understand now that the vulnerability I’ve always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. Elizabeth Shue Conference attendance checklist Sit in rows and cross arms Look for aspects of presentations that you disagree with and shake head in response Ask an aggressively critical question Conference presentation checklist Avoid talking about mistakes Intimidate with jargon and…

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