Olympic Break

Feedback is the breakfast of champions! An Olympic Break stands for an inspiring moment of reflection focusing on one question: “Do we have a durable high performance culture?”

 

 

Sporty Inspiration

To be able to share knowledge and experience, one first has to catch and capture it. Browse here to find a number of publications released over the past years.

To be able to share knowledge and experience, one first has to catch and capture it. Below you find a number of publications we released over the past years. Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts!

 

“De Omgekeerde Grip” (The Reversed Grip) is a business novel where the development of a golf player is used as a metaphore for leadership. Commitment based Management, a common theoretical concept in elite sports, playfully gets translated to the business environment. Just click here for additional details and direct ordering.

 

Shortly after the London 2012 Olympics we embarked on the idea to capture the hearts and minds of elite sports coaches. With Charles van Commenée, Headcoach of UK Athletic, we found our ideal first candidate! The unexpected success of this booklet (over 4000 copies sold witin a year) encouraged us for an additional volume in 2019. Just drop us a message if you like to be informed on the  date of release.

 

Elite sports continues to be an inspiring metaphore for high performance in business. Besides publications and Olympic Break sessions we often receive invitations to deliver a presentation. Just drop us a an email if you’re interested.

 

The above article “The Olympic Road to Performance Improvement” was published in Performance Improvement, the leading journal in the field of Business Performance Improvement. The case covered in this article literally brought us around the world, and was honoured with a Masters Presentation at ISPI’s Annual Conference in New York. The article is available at the ISPI website for members only. Just drop us a message if you’re interested in a copy.

 

This picture serves as an illustration to the article “The secret of Danny Willet”, published shortly after the Englishman secured his Green Jacket at the 2016 Masters. Being passionate about sports we sometimes can’t resist our impulse to comment to memorable achievements. If you’re interested, just check our LinkedIn page to check the articles.

 

Elite Sports Business

Elite sports. Inspiring to many of us. The continual search for faster, higher, longer and more accurate. Do we understand how exceptional performances are established? And what exactly sets the elite coach apart from thousands of other coaches?

Elite sports. Inspiring to many of us. The continual search for faster, higher, longer and more accurate. Do we understand how exceptional performances are established? What’s driving the elite coach?  What exactly is going round in his or her mind? Which guiding principles are leading the effort? Before, during and after. And what exactly sets the elite coach apart from thousands of other coaches?

 

High Performing Businesses. Inspiring to many of us. The continual search for faster, cheaper, safer and healthier. Do we understand how exceptional business success is established? What is driving leadership? What exactly is going round in the minds of leaders on various levels in the organisation? Which guiding principles are leading the path to success? Before, during and after. And what exactly sets the successful leader apart from thousands of other leaders?

 

Elite sports and business are driven by empirical science. Knowledge gained by experimenting. Usually developped in small, isolated environments of training groups or operational teams. And certainly not meant to share with others. Why educate the competition?

 

Athletes and teams don’t last for ever. On the contrary. Coaching and leadership careers may last longer. In the end however, even the very best coach will trade places with new talented successors. The real star performers are honoured with biographies. The majority of highly succesfull coaches and leaders silently move to the background. And in the end, will be forgotten.

 

It’s our mission to catch, capture and share the knowledge and experience of truly great leaders in sports and business. In an accessible, easy to grasp and inspiring way.  By doing that,  great leaders receive the credits they earn. So they may act as Giants, providing a shoulder to the younger generation to stand on, enabling them to look even further.