Developing Performance Contexts: Ecology Insights

A brief post to note a remarkable Science Show program on Radio National. When humans first set foot in New Zealand almost a thousand years ago, they encountered a rich fauna of reptiles and flightless birds. These first human visitors, and visitors and settlers since brought with them rats, cats, mice, rabbits and stoats which … Continue reading Developing Performance Contexts: Ecology Insights

Creating Environments: Ecology Insights for Coaches

Many years ago (late 1970s) I had an opportunity to coach my first student rugby team. I remember asking one of the coaches I admired for his advice about establishing the values and behaviours in a team. He suggested that I should give myself a minimum of five years to create an environment over which … Continue reading Creating Environments: Ecology Insights for Coaches

Coaching, Composition, Ecology and Big Pictures

Last week I was involved in a lot of discussions about coaching and coach development. For years I have been thinking about the vision that links people after reading an Arthur Koestler paper in the late 1980s entitled The Vision that Links the Poet, Artist and Scientist. This week I have been thinking about the … Continue reading Coaching, Composition, Ecology and Big Pictures