Performance Development Systems
by Mark Bennett MBE
Over 3 decades of development; identifying the 'intangibles' that influence engagement, 'live' decision making, teamwork, effective communication, performance & culture at all levels globally –
Professional senior & international teams
Grassroot sports at club, County & National level
Academies, Schools, Colleges & Universities
Military leadership & mentoring
Real world strategies for coaches & managers that impact the performance of teams & organisations as well embedding the desired change -
Past & Present Clients
There are two key elements within the Performance Development Systems (PDS) –
DEVELOPING BETTER DECISION MAKERS -Training, coaching & mentoring coaches & managers to increase their confidence & competence developing individuals & teams to make effective decisions & review them live at self & as a collective. To maximise the behaviours & performance of the individuals & teams they are working with
SUPPORTING CHANGE - Provide effective support, structures & principles to positively impact people ‘change’ in order to embed the newly acquired skills, competencies & behaviours
Either of these delivered in separation will not truly impact any team or organisation. Technical & tactical training is important, but if a coach/manager struggles to influence some individuals & teams to consistently make effective decisions, execute them with quality & intensity within competition environments; those individuals & teams will always under perform.
Even if the training is of high quality in providing information on how to increase individuals & teams behaviours, learning & performance. The chance of someone being able to go away & embed the new learning into their own situations; to be able to adjust their own behaviours to embed new ones is very slim. Most people will regress back to their pre training habits within a few weeks. This is why having a robust support intervention to help organisations, teams & individuals through the ‘transition of change’ is not only critical; it ensures you receive a tangible return on your investment.
We know that the coaches & managers have a huge influence on cultures, environments & performance. PDS increases coaches & managers ability to influence teams & individuals within these environments.
What Impact Does PDS Coaching Have on Coaches & Athletes? Canterbury Tennis Club Intervention
coaches & players sharing feedback on the impact a PDS needs centred intervention had on everyone at the club.
This is 2 years after the start of the intervention, showing how the behaviours & skills have embedded within the players & coaches. Notice the players recognising their improvements in awareness & managing state, not relying on coaches for reminders, supporting & accepting feedback from peers, taking more responsibility & more confidence in being able to problem solve live.