The Lionesses brought football home, and this is just the start; showing vulnerability as a leader will help set you apart; 12 new books to add to your shopping cart.
By Matthew Stone
Hello. Ciao. Anyoung! How else could I start this Digest other than by congratulating everyone involved with the European champions, our triumphant Lionesses!? Football has finally come home, and they have done their country and the game of football proud.
It’s an amazing achievement and the impact this will have on women’s sport in this country will be significant. Let’s hope this is just the beginning…
For now, here’s another collection of news, insights and stories from across high performance. Grab your brew, take a pew and enjoy the view!
5 questions, answered
1. Matt – what’s next on the horizon in the Leaders Performance Institute calendar?
Well, we’re heading back to the Midlands, this time to Loughborough University on 20-21 September to explore all things Interdisciplinary Performance Support, in line with our Event Partner, the English Institute of Sport. Agenda here, and sign up here. Lots of great teams have signed up already and it’d be great to see you there.
2. What makes leaders seem more approachable and less arrogant?
Showing vulnerability. Here’s how to build the confidence to let your guard down.
5. Where can I find a free one-hour advisory session with a world class performance consultancy?
Right here. We are offering up to 10 members per month a free consultancy session with our partners, Elite Performance Partners (EPP).
If you are a senior leader, or leadership group, looking to challenge your thinking and understand best practice from across the globe, or would like a sounding board on issues including team dynamics, organisational design, key hires or leadership development, we have designed this service for you.
Click here to book in time with EPP’s Founding Partner, Dave Slemen, and Managing Partner, Anna Edwards, around your most pressing topic.
In order to grow leaders, you need to have the correct learning culture to let that individual thrive and flourish. We spoke to Ben Baroody from the Texas Rangers, in a piece sponsored by our aforementioned Partners EPP, about how the club is setting people up to succeed.
Barking Up the Wrong Tree
That was the title of Eric Barker’s previous best-selling book, where he debunked ‘success’. He’s back again, telling us all about the ‘Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong’. Check it out.
Our friends at the English Institute of Sport and the ATP are embarking on a collaboration that will see the hiring of a newly created ‘Director of Player Well-Being and Care’ role. If this could be for you, or someone you know, spread the word.
Equally, if you have any roles you’re hiring for and you’d like us to advertise them in the Digest, get in touch.