Brexit has been dragging on for two years but the problems seem more intractable than ever, the differences more irreconcilable and the chance of a coherent proposal from the government even less likely. Politicians accuse each other of indulging in […]
Do you want to understand the science behind dynamic, agile, energised, committed teams, full of passion, pride and performance? The social identity approach is now considered by most psychologists to be the main theory for understanding behaviour in groups. We asked Prof […]
Alex does the bare minimum required to ensure she doesn’t get into trouble with her boss. If you ask Alex how much she actually ‘works’ during the day she would tell you it’s around 3 hours. The rest of the […]
In 2011, a remote football club in Sweden’s fourth division, with a former lieutenant colonel in the boardroom and an unorthodox English manager in the dugout, were set to undergo a journey that would see them take on, and defeat, […]
This White Paper is for leaders in business who want: Insights into the latest research on the psychology of high performing teams. A deeper understanding of the psychological foundations needed to create a great team. Ideas on how to lead their […]
This White Paper is for leaders in sport who want: Insights into the latest research on the psychology of high performing teams. A deeper understanding of the psychological foundations needed to create a great team. Ideas on how to lead their […]
The failure to select Jonathan Joseph would have meant the Lions will face significant psychological challenges that could have been avoided, on their summer tour to New Zealand. We predict that had Joseph not been selected it would have been […]
Over the last 3 years, we have taken the leading social psychological approach for understanding group behaviour – the social identity approach – and applied it to teams in order to recognise the challenges, problems and most crucially solutions to the ever changing sports team landscape.
Despite having the most expensive squad, widely acclaimed individual stars and the highest paid manager, England exited from Euro 2016 in one of the most humiliating defeats in our sporting history. Yet, the loss at the hands of Iceland, whose […]
Sir Matt Busby & Sir Bobby CharltonPaul Scholes recently accused Mourinho’s United of lacking an “identity”. But why is creating a team identity important? Does Mourinho’s United have an identity? And does this fit with the “Manchester United Way”?
It’s the 16th December 2015, Chelsea have endured their worst start to a season since 1961/1962 leaving them just two places above the relegation zone. Following this string of calamitous results, and with rumours circulating of a rift between […]
Hollie Webb, interviewed after scoring the Olympic Gold medal winning goal, opens a window onto the extraordinary mental preparation and resilience of the gold medal winning GB women’s hockey team. Nine million Brits had tuned in to watch the Olympic hockey final. Under immense pressure from the start, the GB team came from behind twice to take the contest to a penalty shoot-out. With great purpose and remarkable resilience GB won.