Oct 22, 2021
Great cultures abound as examples of sporting success. The key is to build your own, using the success clues left by others as your guide. One such culture is the great FC Barcelona teams under Pep Guardiola. In this episode, originally aired in October 2018, author and professor Damien Hughes discusses his book The Barcelona Way and outlines the clues left by Barcelona and other great sports cultures in terms of identifying behavioral values, finding your cultural architects and eliminating your cultural assassins, and so much more.
Professor Damian Hughes (@liquidthinker) is an international speaker and best-selling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organizational development and change psychology, to help organizations and teams to create a high performing culture. He is the author of eight best-selling business books which have been translated into ten languages. His innovative and exciting approach has been praised by Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir Roger Bannister, Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson.
He is also the co-host of The High Performance Podcast, an acclaimed series of interviews with elite performers from business, sport and the arts, exploring the psychology behind sustained high performance. Learn more and connect with Damian at www.liquidthinker.com.
Do you want to access all of our videos from the 2021 Way of Champions Conference? They are now available here: Click Here to Learn More. This includes sessions with Steve Kerr, Brad Stevens, Cindy Timchal, Jenny Levy, George Mumford, Tara VanDerveer, and Quin Snyder along with Anson Dorrance. It is hours of top level coach education on connecting with your athletes, building your culture, and winning the “Inner Game.”
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