Book Review: The ONE Thing

Title:The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Author: Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Topic: Psychology, Habits and Routines Appropriate for: Anyone interested in improving! Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: David Cowan – a colleague of mine at the Borders and East Lothian Academy, gave me this […]

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Book Review: The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Author: Josh Waitzkin Topic: Skill Acquisition, Learning, Coaching, Psychology Appropriate for: Anyone interested in learning or helping those who learn! Overall rating: 4/5 Overview: I was given this book for Christmas 2017 (last year) and finally got round to reading it this Christmas (2018)! Much […]

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Book Review: The Edge

Title: The Edge: How the Best Get Better Author: Michael Heppell Topic: Psychology, Habits and Routines Appropriate for: Anyone interested in improving! Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I’m not entirely sure how this book ended up in my collection, but it sat on the bookshelf for a while as […]

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Book review: Why We Sleep

Title:¬†Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams Author: Matthew Walker (PhD) Topic: Sleep, Health, Performance, Learning, Memory Appropriate for: Literally everyone but especially – Parents of athletes, Teachers, Athletes, Coaches, Support Staff Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I first heard about this book after listening to […]

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High Performance Habits – Book Review

So, although I have still been reading the last few months, I’ve not actually been posting my reviews regularly enough, so apologies for that. But here’s the first book review of 2018 and it’s a cracker!

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The Energy Bus – Book Review

This has a similar them to my previous blog post regarding why interpersonal relationships are so crucial to the success or failure of coaching and the concept of athletes being “people first, athletes second.”

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