Leadership lessons from the field 

Our autumn webinar series explores these themes with contributions from sports psychologists and elite sports people; all with practical experience of transferring lessons from the sporting field to the organisational arena. 

With speaker John Neal, Professor of Practice in Sports-Business Performance 

  • John will discuss a range of topics including leadership, team dynamics, coaching, mentoring, change andpersonal performance. 
  • John works across the different industries of sport, business and the military and has developed a number of models which enable clients to gain a competitive advantage in their chosen field. 

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Developing Mental Toughness and Grit

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John Neal

Director of the Sports Business programme

John is a performance psychologist who works with the leaders and their teams to achieve remarkable results under intense pressure. He is also Professor of practice in sport business performance at Ashridge Executive Education and Hult International Business School. 

John has written for the BBC and is the author of two publications in the field of personal performance. He is a regular media contributor upon the topics of motivation, team working coaching, leadership and personal performance. He recently published “Coaching - The World Class Basics”.

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