1 hr 1 min

076: Mark Williams on how the best learn to be better Supporting Champions

    • Self Help

This week’s guest is Professor Mark Williams who has spent his professional career understanding the neural and psychological aspects of acquiring skills and developing expertise. Mark has recently published a fascinating book called “The Best”. The subtitle of the book captures your attention though, “How elite athlete are made”. Now you might starting jumping to conclusions that the book tends towards the nurture side of nature vs nurture, but you’d be mistaken. Mark and his co-author Tim Wigmore weave a narrative from the social, economic, environmental and family factors that contribute to success. And in this discussion I explore many of these concepts but ask Mark given that we have a certain set of cards dealt to us, what can we do as athletes, coaches, parents and supporting members of the cast to enable others to succeed, enable others to grow especially during a disruptive pandemic.


Enjoy the pod.


 


Notes


Does Mark constantly analyse performance and expertise?


What is expertise?


Sibling advantage


Maintaining an optimal learning environment in lockdown


Using time in lockdown wisely to hone our weaknesses


The differences between performance and learning, variations in briefing levels of challenge and reflection


Helicopter parenting


How to enable athletes to live a life well outside of sport


Personal effectiveness and developing successful teams


The joint curation of group rules, norms and behaviours, enables the agreed consequences of breaking the group agreements


 


Links


Take a look at Mark’s new book, ‘The best; How elite athletes are made’.


https://www.markwilliamssportsscience.com/


Steve Ingham on Twitter www.twitter.com/ingham_steve


Supporting Champions on;


Twitter www.twitter.com/support_champs


Linkedin, www.linkedin.com/company/supporting-champions


Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/supportingchampions


If you’re ambitious to work in sports performance, and you realise that there’s no golden ticket to the chocolate factory – that you have to learn and develop and build a network of collaborators to get there – then sign up for our Graduate Membership today – go to http://supportingchampions.co.uk/membership/ and enrol. We’ll look forward to connecting with you there.


If you’re looking for some coaching support or some virtual team development help to support you to get to the next level in work, life or sport then take a look at https://supportingchampions.co.uk/coaching-mentoring/


or drop us a note at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk then you can sign up for a free consultation to explore which package is right for you.


 

This week’s guest is Professor Mark Williams who has spent his professional career understanding the neural and psychological aspects of acquiring skills and developing expertise. Mark has recently published a fascinating book called “The Best”. The subtitle of the book captures your attention though, “How elite athlete are made”. Now you might starting jumping to conclusions that the book tends towards the nurture side of nature vs nurture, but you’d be mistaken. Mark and his co-author Tim Wigmore weave a narrative from the social, economic, environmental and family factors that contribute to success. And in this discussion I explore many of these concepts but ask Mark given that we have a certain set of cards dealt to us, what can we do as athletes, coaches, parents and supporting members of the cast to enable others to succeed, enable others to grow especially during a disruptive pandemic.


Enjoy the pod.


 


Notes


Does Mark constantly analyse performance and expertise?


What is expertise?


Sibling advantage


Maintaining an optimal learning environment in lockdown


Using time in lockdown wisely to hone our weaknesses


The differences between performance and learning, variations in briefing levels of challenge and reflection


Helicopter parenting


How to enable athletes to live a life well outside of sport


Personal effectiveness and developing successful teams


The joint curation of group rules, norms and behaviours, enables the agreed consequences of breaking the group agreements


 


Links


Take a look at Mark’s new book, ‘The best; How elite athletes are made’.


https://www.markwilliamssportsscience.com/


Steve Ingham on Twitter www.twitter.com/ingham_steve


Supporting Champions on;


Twitter www.twitter.com/support_champs


Linkedin, www.linkedin.com/company/supporting-champions


Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/supportingchampions


If you’re ambitious to work in sports performance, and you realise that there’s no golden ticket to the chocolate factory – that you have to learn and develop and build a network of collaborators to get there – then sign up for our Graduate Membership today – go to http://supportingchampions.co.uk/membership/ and enrol. We’ll look forward to connecting with you there.


If you’re looking for some coaching support or some virtual team development help to support you to get to the next level in work, life or sport then take a look at https://supportingchampions.co.uk/coaching-mentoring/


or drop us a note at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk then you can sign up for a free consultation to explore which package is right for you.


 

1 hr 1 min