One of the most pleasing trends in sport development is the recognition of how sport can improve a person's mental health. For as long as I can remember, we have tried to persuade people into sport and physical activity by using the physical health argument - it will increase our "fitness" / reduce our chance … Continue reading Mental Health: Share Stories, Not Stats.
Great visit to Roundsquare Coffee House in Morningside this morning! Straight into no. 2 on the Coffee Power Rankings. As of July 14th, 2017 Steampunk (North Berwick) -- 4* Rounsquare Roasters (Edinburgh) -- 4* Brewlab (Edinburgh) -- 3* Black Medicine (Edinburgh) -- 3* Cairngorm Coffee (Edinburgh) -- 3* Fat Cyclist Cafe (Stirling) -- 3* Coffee … Continue reading Coffee Power Rankings – July 14th, 2017
Overview “Deep Work” is written by Cal Newport and discusses strategies to be as effective as possible in today’s hyper-connected world. Newport’s premise is that we are now more connected than ever to technology that steal our concentration, such as mobile phones, emails, social media, and on-demand television. This has a detrimental effect on our […]
Hi everyone, I have added some links to the top of the blog for the things that I am reading, listening to and working on. I love reading books and trying to apply what I have learned in them to make me a better Leader / Follower / Person / etc. I am going to … Continue reading “Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Lead and Win” – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
I love working in sport, and one of the main reasons for this is because of the people. Not many of us get into sport development because of the money involved, and those that do will be disappointed pretty quickly. We work or volunteer in sport because we are passionate about seeing the sport progress, … Continue reading #3: 3 Ways to Improve Communication
It is very rare to find a success story in sport (or business) that does not reference the sheer hard work of the central character. This seems logical, because rarely has "doing less than the other guy" been a good strategy for achieving success. "Productivity" is a business buzzword that can roughly translate to "work … Continue reading #2. 3 Ways To Improve Productivity
Developing relationships is a key factor in a person's ability to be a successful leader. Having insightful conversation is the cornerstone of any productive relationship, and I find myself paying more attention to what I, and other people, say. My anecdotal findings are that people too often go into conversation autopilot which, when you begin … Continue reading #1: 4 Things No One Wants To Hear