Lessons in inspiring and communicating ideas

I spent three days last week speaking, learning and being inspired at the Cheltenham Science Festival. Now in it’s 17th year, it is a roaring success, despite me having spoken there for the last three years! I contributed to three sessions this time (a secondary schools event, and sessions on resilience, then truths about exercise),…

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The gap between analytics and actuality

“Analysis isn’t impact. Interpreting analysis isn’t impact. Taking action on analysis might be impact, but we have to evaluate it along the way.” Peter Vint, Supporting Champions Conference 2018 Last week I attended the The Sports Performance Data & Fan Engagement Conference and spent a good day listening, learning and reflecting. It’s always good to…

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How SQUIDD can empower others

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. Bill Gates In 2005 I took on the responsibility of line managing a scientist. It may be relevant or not that they were a scientist in another discipline to myself and while I had previously undertaken this task, this was…

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Top 10. applications: No. 7 Seeking inspiration

When this topic broke in the mid to late 1990s I am ashamed to say I desperately misjudged the physiological mechanisms that underpinned the positive effect of inspiratory muscle training. In the 5 stages of innovation adoption, 1) Awareness. 2) Interest. 3) Evaluation. 4) Trial and finally 5) Adoption, I could not move beyond my…

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How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete. Preface part 2

For more performance insights join us at the Supporting Champions 3i Workshops Innovation: 19th Oct 2017 Resilience: 26th Oct 2017 Communication: 16th Nov 2017 Leadership: 23rd Nov 2017 https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/3iworkshops Part 2 of my Preface includes the chapter outlines… The first chapter describes my work with the legendary rower Sir Steve Redgrave in the final flurry…

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