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Mar 27
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How Ordinary People Become World Class

By Simon Hartley

Founder, Be World Class

Mar 15
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How To Shine - From Good To Great

Andy McMenemy and I were recently interviewed by Chris Cooper for his Voice of America radio show.

Here are some links to the show and to the coverage in Small Business Owners Magazine.

How To Shine - Voice of America Radio Show

Feb 8
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How To Avoid Complacency

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

A football manager in England called me in to do some sport psychology work with his squad because they were starting games well but losing their lead. Sometimes they would go two to three goals up and then start to lose their way. The manager couldn’t understand what was going on.

Let’s be honest, his challenge is not unique.

This morning I received an email from a friend who runs a very successful business in London. His email read…

Jan 3
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New Year, New... What?

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class

Dec 18
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Actively Relaxed - The Key To Sustained Effort?

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

At first glance, those two words look as if they are in direct conflict don’t they. Surely we can’t be active and relaxed at the same time… can we?

Dec 15
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On... Luck

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

On 14 December 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first people to reach the South Pole. They beat Captain Robert Falcon Scott's British expedition by over a month. Captain Scott’s diaries tell a tale of ‘misfortune’ and ‘bad luck’. Taken at face value, we might believe that it was ‘luck’ that separated the two explorers. However, if we take a look beneath the surface, we see a different picture.

Sep 29
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What Could You Learn From A World Record Breaker?

Andy McMenemy established a new world record by running an incredible 66 ultra-marathons in 66 consecutive days in 2011. At the age of 45, Andy had only run one marathon in his life. He completed his 66th consecutive ultra-marathon on his 50th birthday. Amazing as his achievement may be, what can you learn from Andy McMenemy?

At first glance, you may think that Andy’s skill lies in his ability to run. In reality, the secret of Andy’s success lies in his ability to conceive and TAKE ON A CHALLENGE.

Sep 24
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What Could You Learn From A Four-Time World Champion?

Claire O’Hara is a four-time world freestyle kayak and squirt boat champion. As well as her four world titles, Claire also won the World Cup in 2012 and added another European Championship to her CV. As a result, Claire is currently the world number 1 in her sport. Impressive as that may be, what can business leaders learn from Claire O’Hara?

Interestingly, Claire has become the world number 1 with just a fraction of the resources & funding available to her competitors.

Sep 18
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What Could You Learn From A Twice Michelin Starred Chef?

Kenny Atkinson has been awarded two coveted Michelin stars, as well as winning the Chef of the Year at the Catays and winning the BBC TV series, Great British Menu, two years running. This phenomenal record makes Kenny one of the most highly respected chefs in the country. Although this all sounds very impressive, what insights can business leaders gain from a world class chef?

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