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Performance Narratives

I am back in Australia after a visit to Germany. On my return I have come across three different resources to fuel my interest in...

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...

Performance and Productivity

Patrick Dunleavy was a guest of ANZSOG at the University of Canberra this week. He gave a talk titledĀ  The Second Wave of Digital Era...

Pain and No Gain?

David Evans and Paul McGreevy's paper An Investigation of Racing Performance and Whip Use by Jockeys in Thoroughbred Races (PLoS Citation: Evans D, McGreevy...

Analysing Women's Lacrosse Performance: Some Historical Data

Background In 1994 I attended the 10th Commonwealth and International Scientific Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. There were 600 delegates from 33 countries at the...

Partnerships, Performance and Probability

Two Test Matches have been completed in the 2010-2011 Ashes Series. The Series is offering some excellent examples of the importance of batting partnerships...

Aural Triggers for a Language of Performance?

In the last two years I have become interested in the insights music can offer to the development of a language about performance in...

Coordinated Team Efforts: Sharing Insights from Health Care

Introduction Paul Barach was a guest on Radio National's Health Report this week (15 November). I listened to his interview with Norman Swan (link to...

Performance and Auto Suggestion

A fortnight ago I wrote a post about deliberate practice. Whilst writing that post I was thinking about Sergei Rachmaninoff. I had read about his...

Semi Finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Inputs

Going into the semi final games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, these are some of the performance characteristics of the four teams...