Ep 442: Lessons From Elite Cycling
- Publication Date |
- Jun 08, 2022
- Episode Duration |
I'm a firm believer in looking outside the talent acquisition universe to see what lessons we can learn from other disciplines and areas. Elite sport is always an interesting parallel as selecting and developing talent is a critical aspect of building a winning team.
My guest this week is Mehdi Kordi, the coach of the Dutch national track cycling team. The team have had a massive amount of success in recent years, including winning three golds, a silver and a bronze at the last Olympics, despite having considerably fewer resources and less funding than some of their competitors. It was fantastic to hear first-hand from Mehdi how they have achieved this, and there are some very valuable lessons here from TA leaders everywhere.
In the interview, we discuss:
What makes a good coach
Managing riders, employees and partners
Getting the best out of people
How do you spot talent?
The importance of resilience
The mental versus the physical
The role of technology
Running a world-class team with limited resources.
Collaboration and partnerships
Using culture to drive performance
Clarity and transparency
What does the future look like for track cycling?
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