How to live like a professional athlete

How to lead a team to ongoing high performance

Leading a team to ongoing high performance is tricky, as old leadership techniques may no longer apply during business evolution.

Since the 2007 GFC people have been required to ‘do more, with less’ and were told to ‘work smarter, not harder’, and this is something that’s translated into our work ethics almost a decade on. Telling your team to operate this way is like giving the keys of a Ferrari to a 15-year-old and saying, ‘drive safely’.

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Are you a high performance person?

We often hear the term ‘high performance’, especially in the workplace. But being a high performer can be applied to all areas of your life. And let’s face it, we shouldn’t necessarily have to split up work and life – isn’t all just life, right?

So when we want to perform well in all areas of our life, it’s important not to only focus on the performance but also on the effort required to reach a high level of performance. There’s no point achieving new heights if you’re too exhausted or burnt out to enjoy them!

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Your email notifications are killing your productivity

We’re experts in making up excuses as to why we can’t practise meditation daily.

We feel stressed, overwhelmed and harried, yet we jump at our device every time an email comes in as if each unread message may hold the key to a cure.

It’s ludicrous, but we continue to do so because that’s the only way things get done, no?

According to Vanessa Bennett, founder of global high performance coaching company, Next Evolution Performance, this couldn’t be more untrue.

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Stressed out? How to know if you’re on the path to burnout

You’re a serial phone checker. By the weekend, you’ve cancelled plans with friends because all you want is the couch. Getting out of bed on Monday seems like the hardest thing in the world. You’re unenthused and just generally feeling helpless, about everything.

Sound familiar? Welcome to the destructive path to burnout.

“There are varying levels of burnout, it’s not as if one day you are fine and the next day you’re burnt out. It’s a gradual process,” Vanessa Bennett, CEO and founder of high performance coaching company, Next Evolution told The Huffington Post Australia.

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