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  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781847943699
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

High Performance

Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best




A revelatory guide to excellence in sport, business and life - based on the hit High Performance Podcast

Unlock the secrets of high performance.

Jake Humphrey has spent decades interviewing the world's greatest sportspeople, seeking to understand first-hand what drives their success. And in his multi-million download podcast, High Performance, he teams up with Professor Damian Hughes to examine the secrets of the world's highest-performing people - in sport, in business and in life.

Now, Jake and Damian reveal how we can all become high performers. Drawing on interviews with leading athletes and entrepreneurs, they uncover the nine hidden principles that high performers use to excel: from taking absolute responsibility for their situation, to working out their non-negotiable 'trademark behaviours', to getting the very best out of their teammates. And they draw on cutting-edge psychology to explain why these methods have such a transformative impact.

Above all, Jake and Damian reveal how to build the principles of high performance into our own lives, whether on the pitch, in our careers, or at home.

You too can harness the secrets of high performance. This book explains how.

Drawing on interviews with: Robin Van Persie | Tom Daley | Osi Umenyiora | Eddie Jones | Siya Kolisi | Dilbagh Gill | Ole Gunner Solskjaer | Matthew McConaughey | Lily Cole | Rio Ferdinand | Steven Gerrard | Jo Malone | Sir Chris Hoy | Kelly Jones | Frank Lampard | Ant Middleton | Phil Neville | Ben Ainslie | Kelly Holmes | Nims Purja | Mauricio Pochettino | Jonny Wilkinson | Clive Woodward | and many more . . .

  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781847943699
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

About the authors

Jake Humphrey

Jake Humphrey is one of the UK's best-loved sports presenters. Currently the lead Premier League football presenter on BT Sport, Jake previously spent over a decade at the BBC - covering Formula 1, the FIFA World Cup, the London Olympics and BBC Sports Personality of the Year, as well as becoming the youngest ever presenter of Match of the Day.

Damian Hughes

Damian Hughes is a sports psychologist and visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. An expert on high-performance sporting cultures, Damian's research has been praised by the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Roger Bannister, Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson.

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