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Innovation: impact or distraction in high performance sport?

Introduction I have been invited to present a guest lecture to students in the High Performance Sports Management unit at the University of Canberra. The topic is a question - Innovation: impact or distraction in high performance sport? I think the answer is "Yes, both". In my talk, I will discuss my apparent equivocation with reference to: Intrapreneurship Hype Disruption Strategic Leadership I hope that these might lead to a qualification of my "Yes" answer. Before I get to these points I would like to flip this talk. I am encouraging students to look at some or all of these recommendations in advance of our...

Impressive NewZ

I have been following developments in high performance sport in New Zealand with great interest. I think many of the decisions New Zealand has made in recent years are exemplary. Last week, I was prompted to look again at New Zealand. Three items caught my attention. A young national coach shared some athlete and coach pathway ideas with me that I thought were outstanding. The coach's ideas have immense long-term implications for athlete and coach flourishing. I liked how much thought and aspiration were evident in the documentation of these ideas. John Lythe responded to a discussion on LinkedIn about open source tools....