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The power of simulation and rehearsal

Train, practice, rehearse, repeat. For military, sports or stage performance, it is second nature to rehearse and practice for the real thing, so when you hit that high pressure situation, performance and understanding of your role is second nature. Yet…

Shaping a positive team culture from within

According to World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio, team culture is something that should be shared, built and driven by the group, more than handed down by management or tradition. Once defined it lives and breathes as new members join the…

The business case for looking after yourself

According to Professor Elaine Fox, mental health used to be a discussion only about sickness, but increasingly experts realise that physical and mental wellbeing are closely linked drivers of performance. One obvious way to improve your wellbeing is to make…

7 Years with Brilliant Minds

Since our beginning in 2014, Brilliant Minds has brought you the best insights from leading performance experts, adventurers, sports stars and high achievers - and from a diverse array of industries and backgrounds ranging from consumer, to healthcare, to finance,…

Seb Coe and Ed Balls on leadership

Learn from two giants of political and public life, as they share their stories on crisis leadership and binding your team.

Seb Coe and Ed Balls on mindset

Learn from two giants of political and public life, as they share their stories of resilience and drive.

Seb Coe and Ed Balls on success

Learn from two giants of political and public life, as they share their stories of reinvention and sustained success.

Tackling honest business conversations

Feedback is now an emerging and powerful tool for team performance in the business world. Yet candid feedback is often easier in sports where frank comments on performance is the norm. So how do you approach conflict in a sensitive…

Surviving the Maelstrom (how to maintain composure)

According to Lord Coe, when the going gets tough, there are no shortcuts or easy ways out. You’ll need to have your own self defensive mechanisms to manage these pressures. In this briefing four high performers share advice on maintaining…

Words on walls don't matter

In the words of England's Director of Cricket, Ashley Giles, motivational slogans on the wall don't matter when it comes to coaching your team to success. In this briefing, stand out British performers share coaching and management advice.

Keys to the black box of success

Things have come a long way since basic goal setting. In this briefing four experts reveal unconventional approaches to success. Learn how a focus on "friendships and memories" transformed elite performance at Saracens Rugby, and how collaboration, communication and constant…

Lessons from women in leadership

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, we bring you a range of inspirational stories from a few of our brilliant female experts. Listen as they share their stories, insights and battle scars from the varied worlds of law, business and…

Stepping up as a coach

As you advance on your career path, you may need to move beyond managing your own performances and step up to coaching, managing and leading a team. In this briefing former athletes, players and analysts share what it takes to…

Emotional intelligence

Traditional cognitive skills will only take you so far. Self-awareness of emotions, empathy and being able to manage emotions in others, are key to strong relationships. In this briefing our experts discuss the value of emotional intelligence to business leaders.

Seven pillars of performance

According to Simon Shepard at Optima-Life, there are 7 key pillars we need to look at that indicate how we are performing. What we eat, how we think, how we rest and our relationships all feed into making us the…

What is your super strength?

Do you know what you are bringing to your team? Identifying the ‘super strengths’ of yourself and those you work with, and understanding what really drives you at your core will help you deliver your best. In these videos, our…

Be honest – are you good at feedback?

Feedback can be incredibly transformative when delivered in the right way but how do we build a feedback-rich culture? During this digital briefing our experts share their tips on how to establish honest, two-way, trusted feedback and the benefits of…

Number, badge, you - Three world class coaches on teamwork

It is one thing to create a team, but quite another to create teamwork. In this briefing three World Class Coaches explore the components of teamwork and discuss how to get the best out of a team.

Leading from the back – empowering your people to perform under pressure

Natural instinct and aptitude is a key component of great leadership, but how important is empowering your team? Our experts discuss how effective leadership stems from inspiring others towards a shared vision.

Contagion: How Fear, Ego & Stress block learning culture Create Channel

Every organisation likes to brag about dynamic culture. But all too often the reality is a culture dictated by fear, stress and ego. Now the latest science suggests these negative factors can be physically contagious, and are blocking meaningful change.