Project Notes: Behind High Performance and Guided Discovery
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On this bonus episode, Damian Hughes (ep 002) explains the common feature of high performers and explains the significance of the Dunning–Kruger effect. Notable mentions in the chat include: José Mourinho and the principle of the guided discovery, the evolution of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager. Also, what Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano learnt from Warren Buffett in relationship to leadership and culture.


Professor Damian Hughes is an international speaker and best selling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture. Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to the business, education and sporting elite, specialising in the creation of high performing cultures.

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Episode Structure

  • 0:00 - Introduction 
  • 1:58 - The Dunning–Kruger law 
  • 7:37 - Principles of Sir Chris Hoy - Britain's most decorated Olympian 
  • 10:50 - José Mourinho and the principle of guided discovery 
  • 14:10 - Key areas of parallel between sport and other industries 
  • 18:15 - The evolution of Olé Gunnar Solskjaer as a coach 
  • 22:05 - 3 areas to assess the role of a leader in a high performing culture 


To listen to the High performance podcast episode featuring Olé Gunnar Solskjaer (Spotify | Apple)

All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspurs trailer

Damian's book: The Barcelona Way — How to create a Winning Team


And while you're here... If you haven't had a chance to listen to Damian's episode Sit Down When You Punch (ep 002), it's worth checking out here.

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