Episode 18

Motivation: Mind the GAPS

“Society tells us that money, fame and getting to number one are the best motivators — but the most powerful motivators can come from within.”

Becoming a champion takes incredible sacrifice and discipline. It’s not easy. Which is why understanding our motivations is key. What’s your goal? How much do you want it? How long are you willing to chase it for? In this episode we explore the science of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation so that you can identify the GAPS.

Learn about Champion Jockey AP McCoy’s fear of failure and how Olympian Amy Williams strives for continual improvement. Jeremy also picks from the Sporting Edge digital library with insights from former SA Cricket National Team Manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee, futurist James Wallman and 4-time Olympic gold winner Sir Matthew Pinsent. It’s time for businesses to strive for longer-term, more sustainable motivation, and learn how to stay on top.

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“Whether I’m on the sports field or the boardroom, you have to balance support and challenge to create an environment where people can deliver their best.”

Listen to: Baroness Sue Campbell
Episode 19

Baroness Sue Campbell

As the former Chair of UK Sport and former CEO of the National Coaching Federation, Sue Campbell is now the Director of Women's Football and a newly appointed Dame in 2020 New Year Honours for services to sport. It’s testament to her tenacity and work ethic she’s developed over her...


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