Building and Sustaining High Performing Teams

with Paul Thompson


Session Overview

Contentgroup’s David Pembroke interviews the Head Coach of the Chinese National Rowing Association, Paul Thompson about his success in creating teams that can perform at the highest level. Winning Olympic gold medals in five out of the past six Olympic Games is no mean feat and the skills that Paul has acquired along the way are transferable to any team environment.

Paul shares his view on the importance of setting long-term goals and celebrating shorter term successes on the path to exemplary performance. He explains how to balance unanimous buy-in to a vision, while still appreciating differences in personalities and opinions. Paul provides an interesting take on how our differences can be used as an advantage.

This discussion is a must-watch for aspiring leaders who want to create a compelling vision to drive themselves and their teams towards success.

After watching this video, you will:

  1. Understand the importance of a team vision
  2. Recognise the benefits of a supportive team environment
  3. Learn key leadership skills to put into practice

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