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By Tim Kyndt

What does it take for an individual beginning out of their profession to reach a hugely demanding setting? except the technical abilities, what are the main values, attitudes and behaviours that bring amazing functionality in a consistently altering and significant world?

This e-book examines those questions in the difficult global of elite activity, a degree that locations onerous pressures not just at the committed athletes, but in addition at the behind the scenes expertise of coaches, scientists and clinical help staff.

With case reports and interviews all through, this publication offers scholars with a pragmatic research of the non-public strengths, selection and interpersonal talents required to arrive the head. The ebook additionally comprises useful counsel for college kids wishing to start a occupation in elite activities, together with additional interpreting, web content and get in touch with info of organizations at this elite point.

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For me, it came down to loyalty, to the athletes, to the team and to the region. I felt that I was standing up for something that was right. Maybe it is [the] influence from what my Dad would have done, but I don’t want to be a yes man. Even now, I would still do the same thing again. But I’ll always back it up with the facts when I can. FIRST-HAND VIEW Jared asked me once who had inspired me in my career … After working with Jared for over four years, I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say it was him.

It didn’t matter whether he was referring to ‘Jared the athlete’ or ‘Jared the sports scientist’ or ‘Jared the coach’, the answer was consistent and he didn’t hesitate in giving it. Jared’s self-awareness helps to create the impression he wants to give, one that is constant and authentic to his values and personality. This chapter looks at what self-awareness is and why it is so important in the high-performance arena. We then cover a few techniques that can help to enhance your self-awareness.

So, when you want to influence or motivate different types of athletes or coaches, you are able to draw on a repertoire of communication skills that are better suited to getting your message across to their style rather than yours. The ability to adapt your behaviour in this way is part of self-regulation,8 which is the second element of the EI model. 9 Body language, or non-verbal communication reveals far more about our message and intentions than words could ever do. Self-awareness of our body language results in our increased ability to keep our body language consistent with our message.

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