In Pursuit of Excellence: Learning from Elite Sport on Developing Talent Effectively Dr Bill Gerrard Professor of Sport Management and Finance Leeds University Business School. Session plan. 1. “Let’s Go” 2. Ideas session 3. Group discussions 4. Report back 5. “Where are we?”.
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In Pursuit of Excellence: Learning from Elite Sport on Developing Talent EffectivelyDr Bill GerrardProfessor of Sport Management and FinanceLeeds University Business School
1. “Let’s Go”
2. Ideas session
3. Group discussions
4. Report back
5. “Where are we?”
What can we learn from elite sport on developing talent effectively?
Performance as outcome
Performance as process
Get the fundamentals right
Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing.
Count each breath until you are distracted.
How far can you get?
Mental skills training:
Self talk Professional attitude
Goal setting Imagery
Relaxation Focus and concentration
“Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Involve me and I understand.”
OUTCOMES ARE UNCERTAIN
CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLE
TASK-ORIENTED INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
EGO-ORIENTED EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION
“You MUSTachievethisperformance level”
It’s not about winning and losing. Don’t judge yourself or the team by something you can’t control. What matters is that you and the team strive to give of your best and to improve.
10,000 hours required
to develop expertise
can stifle creativity
“The street taught us. Messi grew up like this.
Messi taught himself instead of a coach saying
‘run from cone to cone with the ball, do this, do that’.”
The street – real-life,
Streetwise – shrewd;
Question 1: Is there a role for the coaching approach in university degree programmes?
Question 2: Should we be concerned with all four corners of talent development?
Question 3: Could small-group teaching be structured as a coaching session?
Question 4: How could we do more to ensure that graduates are streetwise?
Group discussion – report back
Where has the journey taken us?