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Guest Blog: 3 stories from 3 different worlds by Kurt Lindley

Last week we hosted 60 clients and colleagues at the headquarters of the British Olympic Association in central London, to explore together ‘Building Successful Brands through Culture’   Attendees included Technical Directors from the Football Association, two sporting MBEs, four England internationals across multiple disciplines and clients from businesses as diverse as M&S, Miele and

an evening of high performance discussion ahead

Tonight, Leading Edge are delighted to be hosting an evening for over 60 of our clients and colleagues at the prestigious offices of the British Olympic Association (BOA), home of Team GB. This is the third evening we’ve hosted this year, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring business and sports people together who

Forming opinions with England Rugby’s next generation

I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to really get to know some of England Rugby’s young players in the past two years through a series of off-field development activities that Leading Edge has designed, created and co-ordinated for the RFU. With these character-building activities, we take the players out of their comfort zones to develop their

In my opinion…… powerful words

I’m sure we all say ‘In my opinion’ quite readily – I know I do – but only recently have I fully  delved into considering the area of ‘having an opinion’. This came about for the most recent development activity for the RFU, where Leading Edge is supporting England Rugby to develop the future stars

Team Green welcomes John ‘Fletch’ Fletcher

Leading Edge is delighted to welcome former rugby professional and England coach John ‘Fletch’ Fletcher to Team Green in the role of Team Coach. Fletch played first team rugby for Tynedale, Northampton, Newcastle and Gosforth, and was awarded England honours with A team selection. His impressive coaching career began with Newcastle Falcons, where he joined

Spotted any ‘chimps’ in the England camp?

As the England football team plays their first World Cup games, the importance of team and high performance is topical this week. We’re big fans of applying learnings from sport to business (and vice versa).  When a team comes under some pressure, the strength of the relationships and how well members can support each other

The time to learn

On Friday we hosted our second high performance event .. bringing together individuals from professional sport and successful business to explore ideas and share thinking Under the concept topic of ‘developing millennials’ we heard relevant insight from Jim Rothnie from McCann who’ve recently conducted a major research study into the habits and mindsets of this

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Big news! How England Rugby are developing the next generation

Today’s press release from England Rugby. We’re so proud to be part of this: England Rugby are helping develop the future stars of the game with a series of unique activities. Over the past year England Rugby, in partnership with Mitsubishi Motors, have exposed selected players from their age-grade sides to a number of off-the-pitch

Does goal setting actually restrict us? 

It’s long been the perceived wisdom that whether in business, sport or in life we should set ‘SMART’ goals for ourselves. In doing so, creating focus and clarity…. but…. is it restrictive to our creativity and the sense of possibility? Sometimes I wonder if what we should actually do is set an intent, a dream

Ruck Law and the Impact of Disruption

So all of us who follow rugby have learnt something about the “Ruck Law” in the last couple of weeks…. I was just reflecting on some broader learning. If you’re not a rugby fan, or you missed the game, the context was that an Italian team arrived at Twickenham as 50-1 outsiders with many predicting a

Measuring success by results alone – the downfall of Ranieri

I’m intrigued by the recruitment discussions that the board at Leicester City Football Club executive must find themselves in today.  Recruitment that’s required because they just sacked the manager who won the premier league in his first season, described on their own website as their ‘greatest triumph in 133 years’.   “We need to find