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Showing Olympic vision – the view beyond Brazil

Posted by in Alistair Milner, Board Level, Elite Performance, Management

For many athletes, all focus is on Rio as the culmination of a four-year cycle of hard work and graft comes to a climax at the 2016 Olympic Games. Those in the boardrooms of sports governing bodies, however, have long been looking past the Games and into the future, writes Alistair Milner, head of SRi’s Elite Performance Practice. In the weeks and months leading up to an Olympic Games, there are very different questions being asked of athletes, in comparison to the leadership of their country’s sports administration. For competitors,…read more

2020 Vision: Building Beyond Brazil

Posted by in Alistair Milner, Elite Performance

Whilst all athletes, coaches and supporters have their eyes firmly focused on the 5th August and the Rio 2016 Olympics, many Chairs and Chief Executives are currently spending just as much time thinking about what lies beyond for their sport. It is inevitable that the Olympics provides a natural watershed in a performance cycle and history teaches us that there is often significant turnover post Games time amongst performance directors and within performance departments. We believe that over the course of the next six months, each organisation will need to…read more

High Performance Trends in Australia

Posted by in Alistair Milner, Australia and New Zealand, Elite Performance, Jonathan Harris

Earlier in the year, SRi hosted breakfast forums in both Melbourne and Sydney which were attended by over 50 leaders involved in High Performance within the sports industry. The attendees ranged from Chairpersons to Chief Executives, and from Technical Directors to Heads of Sport, across various sporting codes, national sporting organisations (NSOs) and institutes of sport. The forums were chaired by Jonathan Harris, SRi’s Managing Partner in Australia and led by Alistair Milner, head of SRi’s High Performance Practice, which operates on a global basis from our London office. Alistair…read more

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The Challenges of Recruiting in a High Performance Sports Environment

Posted by in Alistair Milner, Elite Performance

Introduction Across all sports the appointment of high performance staff is critical to the success of teams and individual athletes. However, the moment a high-profile organisation goes to market with a high performance vacancy there is a heightened focus and an increased scrutiny that surrounds the organisation that can affect more than just potential candidates. Managing a professional recruitment process where organisations retain full control and decision making power immediately requires a lot of focus, energy, time and manpower. The trend High performance based professionals by trade, plan meticulously and…read more

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