The Game Changer is a podcast series founded and managed by Kitman Labs to perpetuate the sharing of knowledge and experience from some of the world’s best sporting practitioners.
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Episode 11: Amplifying your success with lessons from systems thinking
“Vision without systems thinking ends up painting lovely pictures of the future,” reflected MIT Sloan Lecturer, Peter M Senge. “It leaves no deep understanding of the forces that must be mastered to move from here to there.”
Never has this quote been more applicable in the world of business than in the business of sport. In the highly emotive world of sport creating a vision is the easy bit. However, executing on this vision is where a lot of organisations, both sports and otherwise, tend to fall short. This is often because they lack a logical, systematic approach that aligns the entire organisation.
In this podcast CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs, Stephen Smith interviews US Head of Performance Darcy Norman about the process of Systems Thinking and how data can support its successful framework. From this interview you will take away:
- An understanding Systems Thinking and how it can benefit a sport organisation
- Ideas on how to begin on your own journey using systems thinking
- The important role that objective data plays in building this framework and making effective ongoing adjustments
- An understanding of what is the end goal and what does that look like
Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder
Stephen’s expertise is in injury rehabilitation and sports physiology. Prior to founding Kitman Labs in 2012, Stephen worked as Leinster Rugby’s Senior Rehabilitation Coach. His vision and experience guides the direction of product development and the company.
Kevin McLaughlin, VP of Operations – EMEA
Kevin is a retired professional rugby player, having represented both Leinster Rugby and the Irish National Team. He has first hand experience using Kitman Labs’ Athlete Mobile. Today, Kevin plays a crucial role in Kitman Labs evolution into European sport
Andy Shelton, Performance Scientist
With over 10 years experience of directing sports science departments in a variety of elite sports environments, Andy is Kitman Labs’ first Applied Sports Scientist. Today he works for Kitman Labs alongside some of the world’s best sports teams, helping them to understand injuries and unlock performance.