A version of this article, how to become a customer centricity champion, appeared in the recent CSPNetwork newsletter and on www.cspnetwork.org Summary The Government’s new Sports Strategy advocates a more ‘customer-centered’ and collaborative approach by all parts of the sector. “This strategy is first and foremost about meeting the needs of the customer, understanding what […]
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…” Many people will climb mountains, swim rivers and cut through miles of red tape when they’re “on a mission”. Start-ups usually have a powerful purpose and strategic direction too, whether it’s to right a market wrong, or make the world a better/simpler/fun place. Yet too many established organisations […]
The role of an international rugby captain came under public and media debate in Wales last week. Regular captain Sam Warburton was fit again but left on the bench, with Ryan Jones retaining his place and the captaincy. With many accepting the logic of not changing a winning team, focus turned to the role of […]
With the latest round of funding for NGBs now confirmed, many are taking the opportunity to review not just the offers they make to their target customers but also the underlying business model they use to deliver those offers. To support those conversations, and introduce some of the key ideas, I’ve summarised a few recent […]
What’s your sport? What is running, swimming or football? As a current, lapsed, potential participant, or as someone that never wants to do it, what do these sports mean to you? What does each sport’s brand stand for, in your eyes? Strong brands are ones that create an emotional response in people. When you ask […]
Achieving the dizzy heights of high performance, is not just about performing well in competition. It’s the daily decisions to spend extra hours in practice, when others have gone home. It’s about having the courage to risk failure, in the pursuit of new ways to beat opponents. And its about being fueled by a vision – a vision of performance beyond what mere mortals can achieve.