June 8, 2018
England world cup

Are England Destined to Fail at the World Cup?

May 31, 2018

Test psychological safety in your team

May 23, 2018

Brexit and the psychology of identity

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 […]
May 4, 2018

What is Social Identity? Prof Steve Reicher explains all in just a minute…

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 […]
March 20, 2018
Why leadership is failing

Why most leaders are unintentionally failing their employees

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 […]
February 13, 2018

Östersunds FK – The Tiny Swedish Team That Used the Power of Culture to Take On Europe

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, […]
January 29, 2018

The New Science of Great Business Teams – White Paper

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 […]
February 5, 2018

Why do people follow Donald Trump?

January 5, 2018

How Pep Guardiola created an identity at Manchester City and walked away with the Premier League

April 19, 2017

All Black insights from former captain Anton Oliver

April 25, 2017

The New Science of Great Teams White Paper

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 […]
July 5, 2017
Team Sky in 2015

Domestique Bliss : what motivates selflessness in the Tour de France

July 4, 2017

Our stand at the CIPD Learning and Development Exhibition

  We had fun exhibiting at the CIPD Learning and Development Exhibition at Olympia last month. Here is 30 seconds of the action!     Join our brand new Facebook group and Follow us on twitter @CfTExcellence
June 29, 2017

Are these Tell-tale signs the Lions have psychologically checked out?

April 26, 2017

Is too much talent damaging your team’s performance?

April 19, 2017
Jonathan Jospeh

Why not selecting Joseph would have lead to the psychological downfall of the Lions

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 […]
March 13, 2017

Our First Peer-Reviewed Published Article!

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.
April 19, 2017

Why USA will win the Ryder Cup 2016

If you wanted a case study in how to get it wrong the USA Ryder Cup team would have been a good starting point. Over the past two decade, the USA has had some of greatest players of all time […]
April 19, 2017

Why England keep failing at major tournaments and how to fix it.

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 […]
March 13, 2017

How We Would Fix Manchester United’s Identity Crisis

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”?
May 9, 2017

How Antonio Conte made Chelsea winners again and why they will lift the FA Cup

    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 […]
March 10, 2017

The Way To Olympic Gold

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.