June 2012 - Strengths Partnership

The Pursuit of Excellence – Lessons from Olympic Athletes #4: Achievement

19 Jun 2012

The final stage (of the first cycle!) in the pursuit of athletic excellence is to mark the achievement in some way. Of course, this is made easier in the world of the elite athlete by way of the medal ceremony, which provides athletes with clear feedback on their performance as well as a reinforcing reward for the efforts of those who place in the Top 3 for each event

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The Pursuit of Excellence – Lessons from Olympic Athletes #3: Action and Agility

13 Jun 2012

Following on from gaining a keen awareness of their strengths and skills, taking action and gaining agility in using these assets requires a supreme level of commitment and dedication for elite athletes. They need to be single-minded in their pursuit of their goal, seek out resources that will help them to achieve it and leave behind those that won’t

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The Pursuit of Excellence – Lessons from Olympic Athletes #2: Awareness

06 Jun 2012

The next step of the aspiring elite athlete is to gain an awareness of strengths and performance risks – their physical, technical and personality strengths – and then decide on a course of action to maximise their strengths and minimise their performance risks

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