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  • Published: 9 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781847943682
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320

High Performance

Lessons from the best on becoming the best




A revelatory guide to excellence in sport, business and life - based on the hit High Performance Podcast

Unlock the secrets of high performance.

As one of Britain's best-loved sports presenters, Jake Humphrey has witnessed first-hand the highs (and lows) of some of the greatest athletes on earth. And in his multi-million download High Performance Podcast, he teams up with psychology professor Damian Hughes to examine the secrets of the world's highest-performing people - in sport, in business, and in life.

In their book, Jake and Damian reveal we can all become high performers. Drawing on interviews with leading sportspeople and entrepreneurs, they uncover the nine hidden principles that allow high performers to excel: from taking absolute responsibility for their situation, to working out their non-negotiable 'trademark behaviours', to getting the very best out of their teammates. And they draw on cutting-edge psychology to explain why these methods have such a transformative impact.

Above all, Jake and Damian reveal how to build the principles of excellence into our own lives - whether on the pitch, in our careers, or at home.

You too can harness the secrets of high performance. This book explains how.

Drawing on interviews with: Ben Ainslie | Steven Bartlett | Lily Cole | Tom Daley | Rio Ferdinand | Steven Gerrard | Kelly Holmes | Steph Houghton | Chris Hoy | Eddie Jones | Kelly Jones | Siya Kolisi | Frank Lampard | Jo Malone | Matthew McConaughey | Ant Middleton | Tracey Neville | Phil Neville | Robin Van Persie | Nims Purja | Mauricio Pochettino | Jonny Wilkinson | Clive Woodward | and many more . . .

  • Published: 9 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781847943682
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

Jake Humphrey

Jake Humphrey is one of the UK's best-loved sports presenters. Currently the lead Premier League football presenter on BT Sport, Jake previously spent over a decade at the BBC - covering Formula 1, the FIFA World Cup, the London Olympics and BBC Sports Personality of the Year, as well as becoming the youngest ever presenter of Match of the Day.

Damian Hughes

Damian Hughes is a sports psychologist and visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. An expert on high-performance sporting cultures, Damian's research has been praised by the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Roger Bannister, Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson.

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