We created the 1% Podcast to bring you insights, advice & experience from some of the world’s leading Performance experts to help you to get that 1% Extra from your own performance – business, personal or sporting. We are delighted to say that the entire Season 5 of the 1% Podcast is now available from all podcast channels, which included in-depth discussions with:
Elite performance coach Enda McNulty on maximising our potential including motivation techniques & growth mind-sets
The effects of digital tech, willpower and cognitive athleticism from digital futurist Ade McCormack
Learnings about the art of networking and the importance of global diaspora with Kingsley Aikins
Bryan Burnstein discussing the unique challenges around establishing a performance science capability at Cirque du Soleil and his current role working with Kitman Labs
Suzanne Dempsey – Deputy CEO and DON at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital on leading during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic
Some takeaways from this series below
“We’ll be with you every step of the way”
Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing from the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Suzanne Dempsey discusses how it was her relationships of trust and integrity that helped her to give comfort to concerned front-line nurses to come to work despite their fears and know that their leadership team was listening to them and implementing every measure possible to protect them throughout the crisis.
The 3 Pillars: Prepare, Perform, Recover
With so many different types of performers to take care of, and so many training and monitoring techniques out there generating a lot of noise, Bryan Burnstein and his Performance Science team at Cirque du Soleil built all training and monitoring plans around the three pillars of Prepare, Perform and Recover in order to maintain performer motivation and to create progression.
Just the right amount of challenge
Elite performance coach Enda McNulty describes his philosophy of getting out of our comfort zones but not so far as to sabotage ourselves. Whether in an athletic, personal or business setting, he recommends graphing out your own intended trajectory of challenge, skill and experience and ensuring to get the challenge element at just the right level for each individual and then compounding that with the advice from a really good coach.
“Other people are going to make decisions about you”
CEO of the Networking Institute Kingsley Aikens talks about career progression and how that old-style advice of putting your head down and working hard doesn’t apply anymore. He discusses the vital need to have advisors, mentors, and sponsors in our careers and the increasing importance of exposure in the workplace as your career progresses versus skillset or basic image.