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performance development systems

3 decades of development; identifying the 'intangibles' that influence performance, engagement & learning 

Real world strategies that impact the performance of teams & organisations which go beyond the common surface level concepts and theories

There are two key elements within the Performance Development Systems (PDS) –

  1. DEVELOPING BETTER INFLUENCERS -Training, coaching & mentoring ‘influencers’ to increase their ability to maximise the behaviours & performance of the individuals & teams they are working with
     

  2. 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.

“Knowing how to coach is easy; there are plenty of people who can talk great coaching. But to get to a level where you are living it day in day out takes a true desire to pursue excellence, self-awareness, discipline, unbiased effective support & an environment where being vulnerable isn’t seen as a weakness; its embraced as a strength”

What is PDS & how can it impact on Performance & Culture?

Here is an interview that was recorded by Cleveland Indians discussing my collaboration with them.

It turned out to be a great conversation sharing what PDS actually is & who it is for.

I also talk about the critical elements that support both coaches & athletes through the

‘transition of change’ which ensures the new principles are embedded. 

This can be applied to any sport at any level

PDS  'Need centred' approach

  • Increased athlete engagement

  • Athletes self-managing & effectively supporting/challenging peers without common conflict issues

  • Athletes become more effective in relevant & meaningful dialogue with peers & coaches

  • Athletes become effective at accepting feedback from peers & coaches

  • Athletes ‘scanning’ live, making effective choices & committing to them under varied pressure

  • Athletes Self reviewing & concluding live; adapting where required

  • Increasing effectiveness working with mixed ability groups

  • Increased players long term learning with understanding

  • Auditory evidence of learning & decision making competencies within varied pressures

  • Ongoing coach support

  • Robust scalable coaching principles & support systems to sustain & embed effective cultures

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