Not Every End Is The Goal – Sometimes It’s About Putting Yourself Out There…

“David Court’s speech at The Football Association’s Level 5 Technical Director graduate celebration dinner this week brilliantly highlighted the key to the course, without once mentioning its content…

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Feeling Inspiring by Peers

“In our world ‘multi and interdisciplinary teams’ are mentioned many times a day, and yet it’s amazing how siloed people can feel without peers in the same role to share their thoughts and challenges with. Which is why it is so important that bodies like The Football Association bring together those in similar roles…”, by David Slemen.

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Recruiting 8 Year Olds?

“As a panelist for The Football Association’s Level 4 in Talent Management, Strategy and Leadership final assessments, I have spent two days with Rick Parry, Alun Powell, Matt Richardson and Phil Church discussing a very different type of recruitment…”, by Anna Edwards.

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The Importance of Trust in Your Intuition and Understanding Results

“Working on a head coach appointment over the past few weeks I have watched the subtle dance between the objective and subjective in a way that has re-framed my view of the role of data in our game…”, by David Slemen.

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Understanding Vulnerability and Imposter Syndrome

“Having found similar learnings in the most different of places, arriving on the south coast this week brought another uniformity home. Those who have impressed – and left the greatest impression on – us have been driven by a consistent set of characteristics…”, by David Slemen.

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Sharing The Performance Window

“It would be easy to think the end of the Premier League season signaled a moment of rest and reflection. But while both may be true for some players, coaches and fans, for performance leaders it is most certainly a time of reflection without rest…”, by David Slemen.

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The Man in the Arena

“I shared an episode of one of my favourite performance podcasts – Finding Mastery by Michael Gervais – in our newsletter this week. The session, featuring Brené Brown, has particular resonance given how it ties in with a quote we have framed in the office…”, by David Slemen.

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Constant Behaviour No Matter The Setting

“We’ve spent the last few weeks at Premier League Football and Premiership Rugby training grounds. But no matter how high or low tech the facilities, the learnings have been the same…”, by David Slemen

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