Entries by Fergus Connolly

PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar, LottoNLJumbo and the World’s Best Hockey Team

Many Legends. One Big Room Read my new book  ’59 Lessons – Working with the world’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces’    PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar, LottoNLJumbo and the World’s Best Hockey Team Last week was a busy week in Europe consulting, teaching and lecturing. Coaches from International Hockey, Professional Cycling, Soccer and many […]

The Bonsai and the Bamboo – Player Development

People Develop at Different Rates Read my new book  ’59 Lessons – Working with the world’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces’    Not all plants respond to the same care Not all plants grow in the same way.   Once while I was at university a girlfriend once thought my apartment needed some decoration. […]

Innovation is a Mindset, not a situation

An Innovation Mindset The following is an extract from my new book ’59 Lessons – Working with the world’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces’ where I share my greatest insights into what makes winners truly great. Get it now – on limited release – HERE! “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have […]

59 Lessons – A Book for Winners by Winners

59 Lessons Working with the World’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces Get it Now! Available here NOW: https://aerbook.com/maker/productcard-4306887-4876.html Coming to Amazon and general release in Jan 2019 The lessons learned first-hand from working with the worlds greatest winners. Learn what makes great players truly special  Learn how the most successful coaches, athletes and special […]

Discipline is a Myth

There is No such thing as Discipline The following is an extract from my new book ’59 Lessons – Working with the world’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces’ where I share my greatest insights into what makes winners truly great. Self-discipline and self-confidence exist. Discipline and confidence however cannot be given or imposed.   The great […]

The Happy Leader

How Garry Ridge Made a Happy Billion Dollar Business The WD40 Secret   This inspirational video of Garry Ridge speaking on what vision and values mean to him and his company, WD40, is worth every minute –      

Success Leaves Clues

Do you notice them? Military – Corporate – Sport Winning has common traits   Florida – Atlanta – San Diego – Dallas – Kentucky. Military – Corporate – Sport. It’s been a busy few weeks, but it never ceases to amaze me, how success leaves clues – if you choose to see them of course. […]

Recommended Reading on Culture

Three Books on Culture One of the questions I get asked most frequently is about recommend reading …   Recommended Reading on Culture If you’re interested in understanding culture better here are three recommendations “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle Dan Coyle goes about this book in the same […]

Culture, Values, Relationships & Happiness

Influencing Culture Everyone talks about it – but few know what it means or how to influence it. In this piece (extract from the Leadership & Performance Director syllabus) I give you an outline of the model I have used to explain what culture is and how we identify our own team culture and improve it. […]

Don’t Buy a Dog and Bark Yourself

Micromanaging & Empowerment The following is an extract from my new book ’59 Lessons – Working with the world’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces’ where I share my greatest insights into what makes winners truly great. You must empower the players. Don’t try to play from the sidelines. Don’t micromanage.   Fergus Connolly Everyone […]