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The Dark Side of High Performance

Disturbing news from Olympic and Paralympic sport recently, with a few high-profile allegations of bullying in teams where athletes have…

We’ve found a new approach that will complement our work as executive and team coaches, and leverage our impact to…

Hitting the target: Leadership Lessons from Team GB

The 2016 Paralympic Games provided a beautiful follow-on from Team GB’s Olympic success earlier in the summer. Performance1 is proud…

How we coach professionals to become leaders

The ART of Performance is the framework that guides our coaching, and it comprises Act, Relate and Think; the three…

Resilience – the key to dealing with failure

As Michael Jordan famously said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26…

Increasing our power

Overcoming our barriers to power

Our Difficult Conversations newsletter really struck a chord. So I want to build on this by addressing the underlying dynamic,…

Mental training

Jonathan Males reinforces the power of mental training & identifies 3 ways to include it in your training regimen. Not…

Remote coaching – the key lessons

Over the past year we’ve been working with clients who are based in Africa, South East Asia and the US. …

Onto the podium

Jonathan Males explores the difference that a 1% improvement in performance can make for top athletes. London welcomed over 10,500…

What’s the difference between making money and being a leader?

Jonathan Males explains why sustainable leadership means taking a much broader view. For some businesses, leadership doesn’t matter. Instead, people…

We’re all coaches now, aren’t we?

William Winstone provides some tips on how to introduce coaching skills into your management style. Like it or not, coaching’s…

The Inner Work of Leadership

Jonathan Males explains why it’s so important for leaders to balance their emotions. Humans are social animals. As part of…

Leadership, management & running things properly

Alistair Mant weighs into the hoary old leadership vs management debate, suggesting that the L-word (leadership) has been corrupted by current…

The psychology (& psychopathology) of salesmanship

Alistair Mant The Mystery of Successful Selling On the surface, selling and buying are straightforward activities. The “prospect” or “mark”…

Grace under fire – building resilience

Karen Ellis offers some practical advice on becoming resilient in the modern workplace. Resilience’ has become a trendy term of…

Practice makes perfect…or just do it?

Jonathan Males compares and contrasts the worlds of business and sport, and sets out the lessons for managers from athletes.…

Managing nerves to deliver the goods

Do you get nervous before delivering an important presentation or when pitching for new business? William Winstone outlines several ways…

Actions speak louder than words: action learning

Brian Chandler believes that when it comes to learning, actions speak louder than words. Legend has the father of action…