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Ensuring success at Tokyo 2020

Posted by in Board Level, Elite Performance, Management, Stewart King

Stewart King, Senior Consultant for High Performance at SRi, spoke with close to 40 national governing body CEOs and Performance Directors from all over the world during the Olympics in Rio de Janiero. King was keen to establish how they will review Rio 2016, what the biggest challenges are ahead of Tokyo 2020, and what they will now do to ensure success in Japan. King found that a number of common themes arose: 1. Every Olympics is different and performance structures that were successful in Rio won’t necessarily work in…read more

Post-Rio succession planning

Posted by in Elite Performance, Management, Stewart King

The action in Rio isn’t just on the field of play – succession planning will be on the lips of all senior stakeholders. Stewart King, SRi Senior Consultant in Elite Performance, is the latest selection announced for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, Stewart won’t be setting records on his bike or in a rowing boat; he will be sitting down with administrators from all over the world to discuss a vitally important facet of the Olympics – succession planning. The performance of the athletes in Rio will…read more

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The Director of Football is back…but it never went away

Posted by in Elite Performance, Europe, Management, Stewart King

Tarnished in the past, but making a modern resurgence, the director of football is a position that left the headlines, but continues to play an important role in modern football organisations, says Stewart King, elite performance specialist at SRi. There’s a quiet revolution happening in English football where – whisper it – the role of Director of Football (DoF) is becoming ever more important to leading clubs. To the public consciousness, the DoF represents everything that’s wrong about continental techniques which have invaded the Premier League; it may be how…read more

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The sporting landscape of the Middle East

Posted by in Elite Performance, Middle East, Stewart King

From Egypt to the Emirates, the Middle East is a region where sport is undergoing significant change and where opportunity is expanding, says Stewart King, a specialist in elite performance at SRi. The Middle East can be an attractive location for professionals interested in bringing about great change. Sporting clubs and bodies across the region have ambitious plans, and the ability for individuals to work in an environment where they can develop a legacy is genuinely exciting. I recently travelled to the Middle East to meet key figures in the…read more

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