Performance | Oct 20, 2021
Our Sport Performance Summit is 20 days away; you’re not lazy, you’re burned out, is what psychologists say; be a reboot leader if your team is led astray.

Hello. Néih hóu. Ahoj! Having a good week? Hopefully you are. Wherever you may be in the world, and whether you’re pre, mid or post-season, we’re sending you best wishes from Leaders HQ. Let us know if we can help or assist with anything.

By Matthew Stone

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us, starting with tomorrow…

If you can’t wait until our Sport Performance Summit in a few weeks’ time (more details below) then why not jump on our penultimate webinar of the year tomorrow (Thursday 21 October at 5pm BST / 12pm EST)? The theme is Optimising World Class Talent, the partners are Keiser, and all the details of how to register are here.

For now, here’s another compilation of news, insights and stories from across high performance. Grab your brew, take a pew and enjoy the view!

5 questions, answered 

1. Matt – how many days until The Sport Performance Summit at Twickenham?  

20! If you haven’t signed up yet, why not? Many of you already have, and here is what we have in store for you so far – insights from Owen Eastwood, from Harlequins FC, Brentford FC, the English Institute of Sport, Royal Ballet, Royal College of Music and more.

Details on how to sign up:

If you’re a member, sign up by emailing Rachel: [email protected]

If you’re not a member but want to attend, email Harry: [email protected]

2. How can you ensure you’re Winning With Nutrition?

Be faster, higher, stronger – together. That’s the thoughts from James Morton from our partners at Science in Sport in our latest Special Report. Further insights from Team Ineos, Aston Villa FC, Dallas Cowboys, Milwaukee Bucks and more – download it here.

Some further thoughts here on what the future holds for performance nutrition.

3. What’s the real meaning of freedom at work?

Is it to start planning our work around our lives, rather than the opposite? Maybe. People don’t really want to work remotely. They want to work autonomously.

4. How do you help your team get out of a lull?

Be a reboot leader.

5. What does it take to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix?

Much more than just winning the race itself. Here is a long read about the long game in motorsport, and in particular, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and his Olympian race engineer Tom Stallard. Some lessons on patience, planning, and perseverance in the lead up to Ricciardo’s victory in at the Italian GP in Monza in September.

It’s a numbers game

5 questions to build your company’s…

… capacity for innovation

7 ways to change your company’s culture…

… for the better this winter

5 incredibly simple ways…

… to feel better

5 ways to instil…

gratitude in your workplace

Covid Corner – we’re getting there, slowly but surely…

Teamwork makes the dream work, right?

Not always. There can be such a thing as too much collaboration. If you think you may be suffering from too much collaboration, here are nine beliefs and fears that suggest why.


People get away with having large egos in sport, much more than most other industries. This new playbook explores how to exercise those big personalities, as well as the nature, role and importance of ego in the workplace, along with sharing insights into its successes and failures behind the scenes.

New job, who dis?

Some really big boots to fill, but the English Institute of Sport are looking for a new Head of Performance Psychology. If you’re interested, or know someone who could be, all the information is here.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion – let’s do something about it


Mental health and wellbeing – let’s talk about it



My new favourite sport.


Leaders to Learn From.


A summary of key learnings for Leaders Performance Institute members from across the month of September.

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