Our student nurses had a change of tutor this week, with James King, author of ‘Accelerating Excellence: the Principles that drive elite performance’ coming in to offer a keynote to set up their day. James outlined, through numerous examples, how to drive up our performance, whether we are studying, working, or trying to move to that healthier lifestyle! His main message was that it is elite performers do not simply add more and more hours to improve, but they change their mindset, and train in the ‘sweet spot’. He followed through with some clear principles about moving from ambition to follow through. Media student Sam Pickle came along to film the session, and kindly took the photos of James.
One student said afterwards: ‘I wish we had James talk to us in the first year, his messages are so clear, and it would have really helped me get into the mindset‘
and with the film on its way, we can share James’ work more widely.
About the book:
In Accelerating Excellence James King draws on his fifteen years of experience as a trusted advisor to some of the worlds most elite and exclusive organisations combined with cutting edge scientific research to reveal the foundational principles that are proven to drive elite performance. This inspiring book is bursting with highly actionable strategies you can apply today that will make you better tomorrow.
You will learn how to:- Align with the principles all outlier performers have leveraged in order to obtain and sustain elite performance- Ignite your psychological firepower and unleash the inner confidence, motivation and resilience that we all know drive success. – Apply a methodology that will channel your ambition, talent and effort so allowing you to get better faster.- Rapidly acquire skills that stick blowing the 10,000-hour rule out the water. – Win the head game mastering your emotions so you can access your best when it matters most – Generate breakthrough solutions to innovate and stay ahead of the rest. Accelerating Excellence will revolutionise the way you perceive excellence, potential and talent, crushing some of the most entrenched assumptions along the way. You will emerge inspired about the possibility that exists before you, enriched with purpose, structure and direction along with a biological and psychological edge over the competition.
Sharon Holland and Debbie Holley