In this episode, Steve Ingham is joined by Jamie Pringle and Rosie Mayes to discuss the nuances of sustaining high performance over the long term. The conversation navigates the tensions between the desire for quick success and the need for sustainable excellence. They discuss how physical and psychological attributes have to be nurtured over many years, citing examples like Roger Federer and David Beckham.
The panel talks about the importance of understanding oneself for better physical training and how curiosity aligned with purpose can drive outcomes. They stress the significance of collective intelligence in decision-making and note that technical skills alone are not enough; personal skills are crucial in high-performance environments.
Reflections on the role of open-mindedness, identity, and role models provide a deeper understanding of sustained performance. The episode also touches on the practicalities of performance indicators, funding, and talent development. It concludes by emphasizing the power of structure, debriefing, and high-performance habits, and the need for athletes and coaches to continually question and adapt to sustain performance.
6:20 – Investing time and effort into physical and psychological attributes for many years E.g. Roger Federer and David Beckham.
9:50 – Different stages of a performer’s physical journey
11:35 – Understanding of self and identity vital for management of physical training and step change.
13:50 -Learning at the razor’s edge. Thinking outside of the box and exploring environments to find more ways to achieve performance.
17:20 –In the high-performance world, how can we align curiosity to purpose to generate outcome? How mindset and culture can prevent curiosity.
20:00- Harnessing the power of collective intelligence to help coaches and athletes make better decisions. Making the complex, simple and adopting an interdisciplinary mindset.
24:20 – Technical knowledge and skills will not get you far in performance environments without the personal skills required to deliver the knowledge and help people find answers.
26:04 – Reflections on exploration, open-mindedness and identity across the lifespan.
29:20 – The importance of role models in inspiring others and developing positive talent development environments.
30:10 – The power of structure, debriefing and creating and sustaining high performance habits.
34:00 – Understanding the performer and helping them tap into this awareness to unlock potential.
34:40 – Meeting performance indicators, funding and talent development.
36:40 – Curiosity and context is key. Where am I on my journey and what is now relevant, what is now required for me to improve? Go out and explore, generate opportunities for learning and reflection.
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