Guest Speaker: Professor Damian Hughes – The Liquid Thinker
For many years, there have been countless studies to understand what constitutes “performance” It is something that we all marvel at, whether it be on the stage in the west end, or a musician at a concert or your favourite sports player performing at the top of their game. It can take our breath away, we feel inspired by it and sometimes in awe of it. Yet – do we understand what goes into that performance both individually and collectively. Do we truly understand the ingredients that sustain performance? Also do we appreciate the relativity of performance and the impact of non-performance to us as human beings?
This episode will delve into what performance really means, but critically what is the impact of non-performance on our engagement, our wellbeing and mental health. Professor Damian Hughes has devoted so much of his career understanding the dimensions that create a performance culture and has worked alongside several sporting and private sector organisations. We are looking forward to getting into his mind to unearth his insights, his observations, his reflections and hopefully a tip or two.
– What is your definition of “performance”?
– How do teams and organisations go about building a “high performance culture”?
– What are the critical dimensions / ingredients for sustaining performance and a self-sustaining culture?
– In your opinion – what is the role of the leader in the process?
– What is the impact of a non-performance culture on the engagement and well-being of human beings?
– Top Thoughts and Takeaways – What Next?