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Cutting-edge insight, unconventional thinking, tips, blueprints and leadership lessons from elite performance practitioners around the world. Produced by the Leaders Performance Institute.

Leaders Performance Podcast The Leaders Performance Institute

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    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Cutting-edge insight, unconventional thinking, tips, blueprints and leadership lessons from elite performance practitioners around the world. Produced by the Leaders Performance Institute.

    Phil Church, the Football Association

    Phil Church, the Football Association

    “Our mission statement is probably a good place to start,” says Phil Church, “and it’s to increase the number of English-qualified leaders, which is managers, coaches and technical directors, working at the highest levels of the game.”Church is the Senior Professional Game Coach Development Lead at England Football Learning, which oversees the Football Association’s [FA] education pathways for youth and senior coach development and technical director development.He joined the Leaders Performance Podcast to discuss the FA’s suite of programmes and courses as it works towards fulfilling England Football Learning’s mission statement.Within that discussion we also touch upon:* The selection process for the courses [8:00];* Talent mapping with a view to adding support and value for learners [12:00];* Programmes for graduates to continue their CPD and to meet the needs of the game [17:40];* Why diversity and inclusion still needs attention at the FA [28:00].John Portch: Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnPortch) | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-portch-696a4366/)Listen above and subscribe today on iTunes (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/leaders-performance-podcast/id1124488318?mt=2), Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4EKIUuWYk5SWWqRWRQfw3z?si=epSPBhLdREOwtHiGYJnvEg), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leaders/the-leaders-performance-podcast) and Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1124488318/leaders-performance-podcast), or your chosen podcast platform.

    • 30 min
    Keiser Series Podcast, Jimmy Wright

    Keiser Series Podcast, Jimmy Wright

    “There’s more evidence to support what we do but, at the same time, there’s more perspective, but certain things don’t change,” says Jimmy Wright.“If you chase the science, if you purely chase the literature, and you forget about experience and what has traditionally delivered the results you might just miss the diamonds.”Jimmy Wright, the Team Biokineticist at the Durban-based Sharks, who compete locally in the Currie Cup and internationally in the United Rugby Championship, is the first guest on the latest series of the Keiser Series Podcast.Jimmy has been with the Sharks for 23 years – in fact he was the first individual to hold his position at a franchise in South Africa – and has seen both his role evolve as well as the needs of the game.He discusses those developments and also touches upon:* His belief in focusing on growth between Monday and Friday [14:30];* The concept of ‘ubuntu’ and selflessness that informs his work [17:00];* How his style as a leader developed from his background in track & field [20:00];* The advice he would like to give his younger self [26:00].John Portch: Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnPortch) | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-portch-696a4366/)Listen above and subscribe today on iTunes (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/leaders-performance-podcast/id1124488318?mt=2), Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4EKIUuWYk5SWWqRWRQfw3z?si=epSPBhLdREOwtHiGYJnvEg), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leaders/the-leaders-performance-podcast) and Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1124488318/leaders-performance-podcast), or your chosen podcast platform.

    • 29 min
    Jessica Battaglia, USTA

    Jessica Battaglia, USTA

    “I think sport teaches us so many of our great life skills such as teamwork, becoming leaders and overcoming adversity. And I think mentoring is inherent within sport,” says Jessica Battaglia (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-battaglia-/).The United States Tennis Association’s Senior Manager of Operations, Programming & Events has come onto the show to discuss the organisation’s Coach Mentoring Program, particularly in light of the fact that just 25% of tennis coaches in the US are female. The USTA and Jessica are seeking to redress the balance.The discussion was supplemented by co-host Sarah Evans, the Leaders Performance Institute’s Senior Community & Account Executive. Sarah is a former Great Britain hockey international who benefited from female mentorship during her career and who now serves as a sports mentor herself.The conversation covered:* The importance of mentorship and support systems for women in sport [4:00];* The distinction between mentoring and coaching [10:40];* Efforts to turn the tide in providing opportunities for women in sport [19:40];* The value of female perspectives in high performance environments [23:30].Sarah Evans LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-evans-/) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/Sarah_Evans_5)John Portch LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-portch-696a4366/) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnPortch)

    • 33 min
    Ben Baroody, Texas Rangers

    Ben Baroody, Texas Rangers

    “Folks coming into the organisation, whatever their career aspirations may be or their vision of leadership, we want to help them find that, whatever is genuine and authentic to them.”Ben Baroody, the Director of Leadership Development & Mental Performance at the Texas Rangers of Major League baseball, is discussing career and leadership development opportunities at the club in this latest edition of the Elite Performance Partners Industry [EPP] Insight Series.EPP (https://eppglobal.com/) are a performance consultancy and search firm highly regarded across sport and, for this episode, EPP’s Founding Partner Dave Slemen and Managing Partner Anna Edwards posed the questions to Ben, who spoke of the Rangers’ processes and practices that enable the advancement of players and staff alike.Also on the agenda were:* How Ben and the Rangers make time for those leadership and career development opportunities [8:30];* The club’s efforts to set people up to succeed by creating a development space [10:30];* ‘Soft’ skills and the Rangers’ ability to track the development of players and staff [23:00];* The renewed emphasis on the mental side of performance in the training environment [29:20].Dave Slemen Twitter (https://twitter.com/DaveSlem) | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidslemen/)Anna Edwards LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardsanna/)

    • 38 min
    John Wagle, formerly of the Kansas City Royals

    John Wagle, formerly of the Kansas City Royals

    “We want to be able to sustain excellence and in order to do that you have to move very precisely,” says John Wagle.“It’s more so about connecting with people at the right time, having the right information, listening first, serving their needs, and then nudging towards whatever the process needs to look like.”Wagle, who has just left his role as the Kansas City Royals’ Director-Performance Science/Player Development, reflected on his four years working in the clubhouse in the latest edition of the Leaders Performance Podcast.Also on the conversational agenda were:* Knowing when to listen and when to implement change [4:30];* Learning how to learn – then learning how to lead [10:30];* The challenge of integrating technology in player development [16:45];* Why John says that players challenge him on a regular basis [21:00].John Portch: Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnPortch) | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-portch-696a4366/)Listen above and subscribe today on iTunes (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/leaders-performance-podcast/id1124488318?mt=2), Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4EKIUuWYk5SWWqRWRQfw3z?si=epSPBhLdREOwtHiGYJnvEg), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leaders/the-leaders-performance-podcast) and Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1124488318/leaders-performance-podcast), or your chosen podcast platform.

    • 28 min
    Player and Coach Development Frameworks: a Help or Hindrance?

    Player and Coach Development Frameworks: a Help or Hindrance?

    “There’s a tension there that exists between knowing what you’re going to cover and responding to the humans that are in front of you,” said Iain Brunnschweiler, the Head of Technical Development at English Premier League club Southampton FC.“We’ve tried to evolve a curriculum, a player development framework, that manages that tension. We want to cover specific topics and we also want to coach the player that’s in front of us.” Brunnschweiler was speaking onstage at Leaders Meet: Coach & Player Development on the 24 March at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, where he was joined by England Netball Head Coach Jess Thirlby to discuss the progress being made in coach and player development.During the session, which was moderated by Dan Clements, the Performance Coach Manager at Wales Rugby Union, the duo discussed:-         Why curriculums need to be carefully implemented [3:00];-         The value in playbooks and the implications for creativity [12:00];-         The most meaningful learning experiences they provide [16:00];-         Finding work-life balance [24:00].John Portch: Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnPortch) | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-portch-696a4366/)Listen above and subscribe today on iTunes (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/leaders-performance-podcast/id1124488318?mt=2), Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4EKIUuWYk5SWWqRWRQfw3z?si=epSPBhLdREOwtHiGYJnvEg), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leaders/the-leaders-performance-podcast) and Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1124488318/leaders-performance-podcast), or your chosen podcast platform.

    • 36 min

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