High Performance Management and Leadership Systems

 

As recent events have shown, there is a careful balance necessary for the design, management and leadership of high performance systems. Governance needs to set high standards and drive progress BUT, at the same time, show respect for individuals through maintaining an open and ‘to your face’ style of challenge and support. Finally, as our research has shown, high performing environments are built on quality disagreement – places where people feel they can challenge people and processes without threat.

Grey Matters was involved in designing and leading the system which took UK Athletics from 23rd to 4th in the world in a three year period. Parallel successes saw the Team winning the Europeans, having been relegated from the first division at the start of the change process. Many innovations made, such as performance management, ‘What it takes to win’ and the professionalization of coaching were developed and deployed at this time: approaches which are considered ‘state of the art’ today. Once again, our combination of knowledge, experience and research can work with you to develop a genuinely cutting edge system.

Toni Minichiello, Coach to Multi medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill and Members Council Coaches representative I worked under for Dave at UK Athletics for just over 2 years at UK Athletics, giving my first opportunity to work full-time in a professional coaching role. To say it was a challenge to my coaching practise at the time is an understatement and at the time a real frustration. The reason being and lesson learned was always to challenge yourself by asking why and be open to being challenged from not just your superiors but from anyone. The progress we made in just over 2 years of working in this environment was substantial and laid a foundation to my personal coaching, it's good to think you're right, but much better to "know why" you're right.

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A message from Dave Collins
Performance psychologist

In an increasingly confused world of ‘sciency’ researchers and commercial gurus, Grey Matters focus on providing a clear, evidence-based service that puts YOU in charge.

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A leap forward in performance

To find out how Grey Matters can take you or your athletes to the next level click below to get in touch.

Contact us
A message from Dave Collins
Performance psychologist

In an increasingly confused world of ‘sciency’ researchers and commercial gurus, Grey Matters focus on providing a clear, evidence-based service that puts YOU in charge.

View Dave on LinkedIn