East of England Vistage Executive Summit

Accelerate: Leadership-Performance-Results

Join over 200 CEOs, MDs and senior business leaders in a one day workshop with 2 world class Vistage speakers where you will get the chance to meet and network with Vistage members and business leaders from around the UK.

 Your exclusive invitation to join us and Sir Dave Brailsford for a live Q&A where you will be able to gain insights on the concept of Marginal Gains. Jeff Grout will be following on from Sir Dave Brailsford exploring ‘What it Takes to be a Champion’ looking at goal setting, mental rehearsal and learning from past performances. 

Sir Dave Brailsford: The Concept of Marginal Gains

Join Sir Dave in a Q&A where he will be able to answer questions regarding the concept of marginal gains.

It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. Dave Brailsford had been hired to put British Cycling on a new trajectory. What made him different from previous coaches was his relentless commitment to a strategy that he referred to as “the aggregation of marginal gains,” which was the philosophy of searching for a tiny margin of improvement in everything you do. Dave and his coaches began by making small adjustments you might expect from a professional cycling team. Including redesigning the bike seats for comfort, rubbing alcohol on the tires for better grip and asking riders to wear electrically heated overshorts to maintain ideal muscle temperature while riding. As these and hundreds of other small improvements accumulated, the results came faster than anyone could have imagined. Just five years after Brailsford took over, the British Cycling team dominated the road and track cycling events at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where they won an astounding 60 percent of the gold medals available. During the ten-year span between 2007 to 2017 British cyclists won 178 world championships and 66 Olympic or Paralympic gold medals and captured 5 Tour de France victories in what is widely regarded as the most successful run in cycling history.

Jeff Grout: Mind Games- Sporting Lessons for Business

Why do some people consistently break records, cross the line first or hammer the ball in the net with pinpoint accuracy? Natural talent, disciplined training and fitness are vital, but something else makes the difference: the mind. Jeff Grout believes that mental approach is not only a key part of success in sport but can also play a vital role in the world of business.

Jeff’s session will examine:

-Goal Setting

-The Focus on Process

-Controlling the Controllable

-Mental Rehearsal


-Coaching Relationships

-Overcoming the fear of failure

-Learning from Past Performance

Event Fees

This event is free to Vistage members.
Colleagues of Vistage members: £99 +VAT 
Vistage alumni: £150 +VAT
Vistage guests: £195 +VAT

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