At the Talent Equation we like to innovate and try new things. In keeping with this spirit of innovation this week's episode is a bit of an experiment.
Rob Gray from www.perceptionaction.com and The Perception Action Podcast stopped by for a chat and was game enough to allow me to include a live (virtual) studio audience in the shape of members of my private mastermind group 'The Conclave'.
This is a great (and long overdue) conversation where Rob talks with me and also takes questions from members of the group.
In the episode we cover:
Some of Rob's latest research into the relative effectiveness of different learning approaches in coaching.
Why the Constraints Led Approach is not like an 'all you can eat' buffet.
Some of the challenges of researching in this area brought on by limitations in experimental approaches
His call for more coaches to share their 'field notes' of the 'experiments' that they are conducting.
Rob's thoughts on some of the real world problems that coaches are facing.
It's a fascinating discussion and I am glad that the experiment pretty much worked out.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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James Vaughan is a coach at the AIK Academy in Sweden. He is a colleague of Mark O'Sullivan and Dennis Hortin (both previous podcast guests) and is a regular contributor to the fantastic website 'Player Development Project'. James has a rich background as a coach and as a researcher and has been fortunate to study under the guidance of some of the leading academics in the field of skill acquisition, constraints led coaching and games based coaching.
In this episode we delve into creativity and explore the way that social and cultural constraints influence the way we think, feel and act when trying to lead the development of young people in sport. It is an illuminating and in depth conversation.
In the episode we discuss...
Why Brazilian culture emphasises skill
How Barcelona differs from Stockholm in the way they view human development
Myths about talent and creativity
How James applies constraints to influence positive, creative action rather than minimising error
Get your notebook ready!!
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Alan Keane coaches the England boys U18 basketball team. Alan Keane has been on a journey! I know it's a cliche but if ever the phrase was applicable it with Alan.
In this remarkably honest and refreshingly candid conversation Alan shares his transformation from being a coach that only cared about results, tactics, techniques and compliance to becoming a coach that cares about the person, their learning, their development and their ownership of the process of development.
Highlights from the discussion include:
Alan's developmental journey and how he has a 'triangle of influences' that guide his learning.
How he had to get more vulnerable than he thought possible to expand his horizons
How he called a time out and only said 3 words "talk to me"
How letting the players guide their timeouts led to transformational insights (from the quietest player on the team)
His experiences of taking what he had learned into his work environment as a teacher and the unbelievable results for the teachers and the pupils
There is so much in this podcast...I challenge you to take it all in in one sitting!!
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