10 episodes

Dive into the world of success, exploring the strategies and triumphs of accomplished teams in sports, business, and more. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind their achievements through engaging discussions and expert analysis. Discover the latest news and updates from iconic teams, ranging from sports dynasties to revolutionary companies. Uncover leadership philosophies, cultural dynamics, and winning formulas that set these teams apart. A sports enthusiast, aspiring entrepreneur, or simply fascinated by teams, this podcast is your source of inspiration and knowledge.

Super Teams Jeremy Holt and David Warner

    • Sport

Dive into the world of success, exploring the strategies and triumphs of accomplished teams in sports, business, and more. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind their achievements through engaging discussions and expert analysis. Discover the latest news and updates from iconic teams, ranging from sports dynasties to revolutionary companies. Uncover leadership philosophies, cultural dynamics, and winning formulas that set these teams apart. A sports enthusiast, aspiring entrepreneur, or simply fascinated by teams, this podcast is your source of inspiration and knowledge.

    What's behind Spurs' sudden success?

    What's behind Spurs' sudden success?

    Welcome to a special edition of the Super Teams Podcast,
    where we examine Tottenham Hotspurs exceptional ascent in the Premier League. In this 'emergency episode', we're eager to unpack the reasons for Spurs' impressive start to the season.

    Together, we explore the cultural shift introduced by Ange Postecoglou, Spurs’ new manager, and the transformation in their playing style that has propelled them to new heights. We investigate the critical role of a strong team identity in fostering Spurs' current winning ways and how it resonates throughout their gameplay.

    Delving into the nuances of 'psychological safety' within
    team settings, we consider its profound effects on performance and cohesion. To conclude, we engage in a thoughtful discussion on the sustainability of Spurs' form in the face of potential setbacks such as injuries and suspensions.

    Join us as we provide professional insights and analysis on
    the dynamics that make a team like Spurs excel. This episode is an exploration of strategy, identity, and psychology in the world of competitive sports.



    Chapters

    00:26 The Emergence of Spurs

    02:08 The Impact of New Management

    03:05 The Philosophy of Postecoglou

    03:38 Psychological Perspective and Team Identity

    04:12 The Role of Fear in Performance

    05:52 Contrasting Management Styles

    06:41 The Legacy of Bill Nicholson

    07:53 The Evolution of Football Tactics

    10:18 The Importance of Psychological Safety

    11:03 The Impact of Personnel Changes

    24:36 The Four Stages of Psychological Safety

    40:59 The Future of Spurs

    41:52 Conclusion and Farewell


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    • 43 min
    Rugby World Cup psychological analysis with Leinster & Ireland's Kevin McLaughlin

    Rugby World Cup psychological analysis with Leinster & Ireland's Kevin McLaughlin

    Lace up our boots to head straight into the thick of the psychological action that determined the outcome of the Rugby World Cup. Hosts David and Jay are joined by a true rugby luminary - Kevin McLaughlin, the celebrated Irish international who is no stranger to the high stakes of top-flight rugby.

    Kevin brings a wealth of experience from his illustrious career with Leinster, with over 100 appearances that shaped an era of dominance for the club, culminating in three Heineken Cup trophies. His insights from the international stage, with eight caps for Ireland between 2010 and 2013, offer us a rare glimpse into the mindset, preparation, and fierce competition that defines the World Cup.

    Today's match reviews are anything but ordinary. With Kevin's expert analysis, we're going beyond the scoreboard to understand:


    The impact of pressure and how to prepare for it.
    The importance of player leaderships and how legendary Irish players like Jonny
    Sexton, Leo Cullen and Brian O’Driscoll played different roles.
    How the 19 teams that didn’t win the World Cup can bounce back and rise again.

    Whether you're a die-hard rugby fan or a newcomer eager to learn what makes this sport so captivating, this episode is your ticket to understanding the psychological nuances of a game where every pass counts and every tackle can turn the tide of a nation's hope.

    In this episode, you'll discover:


    Kevin McLaughlin's personal highlights from his time with Leinster and Ireland.
    In-depth discussions of key psychological moments in the Rugby World Cup final;
    who panicked and who had standout performances.
    Behind-the-scenes stories from Kevin's professional playing days.
    Insights into the mental preparation of elite rugby players.
    Predictions and expert opinions on what comes next for New Zealand and Ireland.

    A big thank you to Kevin McLaughlin for sharing his time and
    expertise with us. And to all the rugby fans out there, this one's for you!


    Chapters

    00:11 Introduction and Guest Introduction

    01:01 Discussion on Rugby World Cup and Resilience

    02:28 Kevin's Insights on Resilience and Pressure

    03:04 Kevin's Personal Experience and Resilience

    03:48 Discussion on South Africa's Performance

    04:44 Kevin's Experience at Leinster

    06:17 Analysis of New Zealand's Performance

    14:24 Discussion on Player Leadership

    19:15 Kevin's Insights on Player Leadership

    22:25 Research on Leadership Roles in Sports

    25:21 Understanding Distributed Leadership in Teams

    26:46 The Role of Player Leadership in Team Performance

    27:15 Reflections on Leadership Roles in Irish Rugby

    37:13 The Impact of Losing a Leader During a Game

    40:38 Dealing with Loss and Maintaining Team Standards

    42:56 The Role of Coaches in Handling Team Losses

    47:33 Final Thoughts and Reflections






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    • 48 min
    Rugby World Cup - team identity, pressure & bouncing back

    Rugby World Cup - team identity, pressure & bouncing back

    Join hosts David and Jay for an intriguing exploration of the psychological factors at play in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. In this episode, we delve into how team identity influences performance, why players feel the pressure during those intense closing minutes and strategies to rebound from what seems like a devastating loss. Whether you're a rugby enthusiast, a sports psychology buff, or simply enjoy the excitement of competitive sports, don't miss out on this episode. Hit subscribe for fresh insights into the game!


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Post-Ryder Cup Reflections: Analysing European Success and American Mistakes with Darren Timms

    Post-Ryder Cup Reflections: Analysing European Success and American Mistakes with Darren Timms

    With PGA golfer Darren Timms we discuss the Ryder Cup, its
    outcome, and key takeaways. We raise points about the European team's effective
    use of data and their strong sense of identity. We also highlight some of the
    American team's mistakes, including their preparation and choice of pairings.
    The role and impact of caddies in the competition are examined, along with the
    controversial 'hatgate' incident involving Patrick Cantlay. Furthermore, we
    examine the dynamics and strategies for future Ryder Cups, with a focus on the
    next event at Bethpage Black, New York State.



    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction

    00:53 Guest's Background and Experience

    01:44 First-hand Experience of the Ryder Cup

    03:16 Analysis of the Ryder Cup Performance

    06:25 Insights into Golf Course Setup and Strategy

    11:50 The Role of Caddies in Golf

    15:02 Building Team Cohesion and Identity

    25:13 Controversies and Challenges in the Ryder Cup

    29:57 The Pay Disparity in American and European Teams

    30:12 The Power of Playing for Free: Europe's Strategy

    30:37 The Impact of Monetary Incentives on Performance

    30:54 The Art of Being in the Zone: A Case Study of Patrick Cantlay

    31:29 Understanding the Psychology of Focus and Distraction

    32:47 The Intricacies of Team Dynamics in Golf

    33:52 The Role of Negative Thoughts and Emotions in Performance

    34:31 The Elusive 'Zone' in Sports Performance

    34:56 The Complexity of Golf: Balancing Strengths and Weaknesses

    35:22 The Impact of External Factors on Performance

    41:46 The Role of Team Dynamics in the Ryder Cup

    43:55 The Importance of Data and Team Identity in Winning

    53:02 Lessons for the Future: Preparing for the Next Ryder Cup




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    • 1 hr
    Rugby World Cup - psychology at play Wales v Australia

    Rugby World Cup - psychology at play Wales v Australia

    In this episode, Jay & David discuss the psychology of leadership shown by coaches and players in Wales' 40-6 victory over Australia. We also take a deep look at performance under pressure, by considering the contrasting fortunes of Gareth Anscombe and Ben Donaldson.


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    • 58 min
    The Ryder Cup: on the Green, the Power of Unity

    The Ryder Cup: on the Green, the Power of Unity

    Today, David and Jeremy dive deep into the Ryder Cup, unraveling the power of team dynamics and the crucial impact of team identity. It's not just about individual talent—it's about how a team unites. Can the USA clinch their first victory in Europe in 3 decades, or will the European team's unity and home crowd advantage steal the spotlight?"


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    • 1 hr 4 min

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