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Welcome to Ultimate Performance, Coaching for Excellence!

Welcome to the place where Ultimate Performance happens! Very much like an 'Academy', this site aim to collate information, make sense of it and feed it back to you for you to take what you need; whether its know how to improve your brain at work, for your team or simply to learn some cool 'life ...

Self-aware Leadership

Most of us seek out and follow leaders that we consider "authentic". It is one of the traits most recognised in high performing leaders and much has been said about its value in building trust, transparency and openness. Indeed, whether you like the persons ideologies or not, they are still recognised for their leadership skill. ...

Leading with FIRE

A Leader who thrives in the different FIRE elements may follow the different leadership styles, however the more balanced leaders practice a wider range of transformational (Bass et al) approaches that make them more effective. Indeed, they are more resilient and agile in different situations.   The Transformational leadership skills described by Bass et al looks at ...

The Kill Switch

WARNING - attempting to replicate some of the activities in this blogpost may cause injury or death. Use the advice and support of an experienced professional. DISCLAIMER - the effects of this article may cause you to spend too much money on gear, skip work to go out and play, or cause irritation to your partner ...

Leading your people to “OWN IT”

Review of “why you never wash a rental car” by Mark Fritz, UP Academy Masterclass 30/11/17 Mark Fritz is not your usual speaker: he doesn’t use a projector and actually gets you to do the work (you might even create your own PowerPoint to share with your team! ) He’s not the average author, he published a ...

Why People Leave? (hint* it IS about the money!)

We've heard time and again that people don't leave because of money. We've also heard that money is a hygiene factor and not a motivator (i.e. not enough will make people leave, but its presence will not attract).  Employee surveys put money below job satisfaction, empowerment, opportunity and culture, when ranking why they are engaged ...

Performance Hack; Early Wake UP

I was never a morning person. I studied and later worked all day, with my team training set after everyone finished work, usually around 20:00 and lasting 2 hours. I then got home, ate and usually caught up with studies (I continued to study even after I started working). Bed time usually meant around midnight, ...

IMPROVISATION: The fun element in a professional environment

We all spend 27% of our working lives at work. So why shouldn‘t it be fun? Or if not fun at least entertaining. The vast majority of us like a good laugh, laughter releases tension and creates a bond with the people we are sharing a funny moment with. In the words of the superb comedian Victor ...

Born to Kick Arse – Interview on Pushing Limits, Leadership & Flow

Take me to the Interview!  Matthew Tommasi founder of the Australian Born to Kick Arse Podcast, scours the earth to find and interview (in his own words) “the most fascinating people on the planet”. He digs deep to get an inside look at their approach, mindset, motivating factors, resilience and secrets to success! His interviews aim to educate, empower ...