Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.
E32 - Leadership secrets that drive high performing teams
Experts in Sport podcast host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) sits down with John Steele, Loughborough Sport’s Executive Director of Sport, to unearth leadership secrets that drive high performing teams.
Time Stamps -
00:00 – 1:35 Introduction & background information on the episode’s guests
1:36 – 3:35 Career beginning and the passion for leadership
3:36 – 6:00 “Serve to lead” - modern leadership with heart and mind
6:01 – 9:06 The difference between management and leadership
9:07 – 12:24 Culture and leadership behaviour to enhance high performance environment
12:15 – 17:39 Personal development - the process of leading through emotional connection
17:40 – 22:43 Transition from player to Director of Rugby and different styles of leadership
22:44 – 25:22 The importance of leading through others and multi-dimensional behaviour
25:23 – 29:52 Discussing what makes an excellent team and the significance of a varied recruitment of leaders
29:53 – 32:07 Advice for students and future development in the field of leadership
32:08 – 34:51 Self-reflection and significant career learning points
34:52 – 37:18 Create your personal leadership model in your style
37:19 – 38:12 Episode conclusion
E31 - Sustainability and climate change impacts on sport
In the latest Experts in Sport podcast, guests Dr Maddie Orr and Dr Russell Seymour, provide an informative discussion on sport, climate change and sustainability.
During the episode, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and the researchers, both of whom have vast scientific experience in environmental studies, explain how climate change can affect current sporting events.
E30 - From intern to chairman: Former chairman of IMG Media, Michel Masquelier
Michel Masquelier, former chairman of IMG Media, covers 35 years in sports business and how he went from an intern to chairman as part of the largest sports management agency in the world. He discusses working with famous athletes and bluechip companies along his career path.
E29 - Former Financial Controller at City Football Group tells his story
The latest Experts in Sport podcast sees Loughborough University alumnus Neill Wood explain how he became Financial Controller at City Football Group (CFG).
During the first episode of 2022, Neill speaks with host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) to talk about how his career at global business giants EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and Microsoft helped him climb the ladder and land one of sports’ most coveted roles.
Tokyo Talk: Evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport
In the latest episode of the ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport Nik Diaper looks into evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport and the role that research can play in achieving it.
The group, brought together by Professor Vicky Tolfrey, sees Nik joined by Emma Wiggs MBE, a Paracanoe athlete and 2016 Rio Paralympic Gold Medallist, Iain Gowans, Classification Manager for the British Paralympic Association and Dr Barry Mason, a Senior Research Associate at the University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport – who has since moved to Head of GB Wheelchair Rugby’s Performance team.
The panel discuss some of their own experiences with Classification and evidence-based classification research, highlighting the importance of Classification within Paralympic sport.
Tokyo Talk: Para-sports against Stigma
Para-athlete and research associate Sam Ruddock discusses the Paralympic Games, stigma and changing attitudes around the worlds with a range of guests.