Yesterday afternoon at 3:45, I got a call from Sky TV News who wanted to interview me, live on air in front of 5 million people!
Liverpool FC striker Daniel Sturridge was clutching a copy of my book "CLARITY: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results" following his hat-trick victory against Fulham last month.
Yesterday I was interviewed for 13 minutes on Sky Sports TV, discussing the role that clarity has to play in performance and leadership. While the context of the interview was football and football management, I was careful to point out that these principles apply to every aspect of human endeavour. I hope you admire my restraint in how few times I said “Get Clarity” in the course of the interview 😉
This week saw cricketing legend Andrew Strauss resign as England captain and retire from professional cricket, citing poor performance on the field as the reason. Yet behind his poor form were reports of increasing pressure, both on and off the field. And if pressure was the “cause” of his poor form, where was it coming from and how could he have dealt with it? Perhaps most importantly, what lessons can we all learn from his experience, whether we’re under pressure at work, at home or on the playing field?