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In this video series, Bo Hanson answers some of the most frequently asked (and interesting!) questions from clients, and discusses the most relevant topics for sport coaching and performance. Check back regularly as there’s a new video every couple of weeks! You can also find a form at the bottom of the page to submit your own topic for Bo to talk about.
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Today we’re going to talk to you about a concept which we call “The One Element” concept. Now this is something that I’ve noticed when we look at all of the teams that we’ve worked with now, more than 40 different sports, 700 teams, more than 22 thousand coaches, athletes, officials and people who are very good at what they do. What we’ve noticed is that these individuals and these teams, when you ask them “What is it that makes you as good as you are?” A lot of them are able to say, “Well we do a lot things well but really THIS is the key thing that we do well.” So they’re able to break down all of the things they do well into one absolutely core element that we call the One Element factor.
In elite sport equipment is equal among competitors, physical conditioning programs are indistinguishable and game or race strategies are often duplicated. The only true competitive advantages are gained by investing in the mental and emotional skills of your people, and their relationships with each other.
Recently we were over in the University of Notre Dame, which is a phenomenal place and we enjoyed our time there. It was at the ‘Play Like a Champion’ Conference and myself and Liz, we both presented a presentation to the whole audience and we spoke specifically about developing mental toughness or if you like resiliency.
Any quality leadership program as well as being founded in self-awareness, maps to a quality leadership model and there are lots of leadership models out there. There is a new book coming out every single week on leadership, it is a topic, it’s a theme, it’s a concept which is in strong demand, it’s researched to the nth degree.
In addressing the leadership challenge, the fundamental question was what type of inclusions do you put in a quality leadership development program?
Vince Lombardi was once quoted as saying: “Only by knowing yourself, can you be an effective leader.” It really does come down to leadership programs being founded in what we’d call self-awareness. That is, the level of knowledge an athlete has about their strengths, their limitations, their motivations, the type of environment that they respond well to and the type of coaching that they respond well too.
At Athlete Assessments, we’re experts in the people side of sport. We know sport and live high-performance every day. Our reputation and proven success at the elite level speaks for itself. The results that our National, Olympic, Professional and Collegiate team clients achieve directly reflects their focus on getting the people side right.
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