Diary of a Return to Play – How the NRL’s Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders Resumed the Season

In the second of a new series with Elite Performance Partners, Frank Ponissi of the Melbourne Storm and Matt Ford of the Canberra Raiders chart the day of their encounter as part of the NRL’s grand restart. This article first appeared on the Leaders in Sport Performance Institute member’s site on Friday 5 June 2020…

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How the NRL and the Melbourne Storm Began their Return to Play

In the first of a new series with Elite Performance Partners, Melbourne General Manager Frank Ponissi reflects on one of the first leagues in the world to return to play and attributes their speed to collaboration, adaptability and careful planning. This article first appeared on the Leaders In Sport Performance Institute member’s site on 29…

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How To Interview Online

How To Interview Online

Anyone who has spent time with us as a candidate or client will know we believe any hire to be 50% culture, 50% capabilities. That we see shared (or conflicting) values, beliefs, mindset and behaviours to be as much of an indication of how a person will fit into a team, contribute, and thrive as…

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Analysing the Director of Analytics

In his fourth column of a series for Training Ground Guru, David Slemen explains why for any club with ambition to learn something new, the Director of Analytics is a “non-negotiable” role.

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Baroness Sue Campbell: A Case-Study in Leadership

The Telegraph’s article about Baroness Sue Campbell stood out for me after the work we did together to find the England Women’s Senior Head Coach at the beginning of last year.  Because in this job it is so easy to spend time discussing an idealised view of leadership. But so much harder to come across a live example of that leader…”, by David Slemen.

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The Art and Science of Head Coach Recruitment – by 21st Club

“Hiring managers in football should be one of the easiest recruitment tasks in the world. Whereas organisations in finance or law rarely get the chance to obtain a full view on prospective candidates, football coaches operate in a highly visible space with very clear performance outcomes, and therefore allow prospective employers to gain a near-complete understanding of their ability and suitability…”, by 21st Club.

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Understanding The Performance Window

Transfer Windows give moments of focus for teams to recruit on-field talent.  But arguably an equally sizeable competitive advantage comes from developing this talent, ensuring everyone in the team can improve to create an environment of continuous development and learning. We call that, The Performance Window…

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Discussing the Director of High Performance with Training Ground Guru

Thinking ahead to next season, David Slemen investigates one role that could have a real impact in football – The Director of High Performance – in his latest column for Training Ground Guru and considers those we could learn a lot from.

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