Thriving in Leadership

Drawing on Ashridge’s 20 years of experience exploring the key behaviors of international professional sportspeople, this program is interactive and challenging, helping your managers to develop approaches to optimize performance, resilience and engagement, while reducing the risks of stress and burnout.

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The program focuses on three key elements:

Psychological resilience - the ability to successfully cope with a crisis and to return to pre-crisis status quickly

Physiological resilience - the body's capacity to adapt to arising challenges, maintain stamina and strength in the face of demands, and recover efficiently and effectively when acutely damaged

Organizational resilience - the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper

Participants develop their own style of leadership by having greater self- awareness and being mindful of the impact their behavior has on others, equipping them with practical approaches to delivering high performance

Dates & Fees

Duration: 3 days


12 Feb - 14 Feb 2019

13 May - 15 May 2019

Fee: £4,500 + VAT

Who is this for?

Leaders who are directly responsible for delivering results at either a team or an organization level. They will be interested in increasing their own resilience in practical, pragmatic ways through an enhanced understanding of their psychological and physiological response when they are under pressure in the work environment.


Stuart Pickering

"This program is based on significant research into heart rate variance and the physiological and psychological effects of long lasting learning. It is about taking insights, research, and experience from sport to develop leaders that thrive under pressure"

Stuart Pickering

Program Director and Director of Business and Sports Partnerships


Stuart Pickering

Stuart Pickering

Head of Sports Business

John Neal

John Neal

Dip Psychol
Newcastle College

Max Neal

Max Neal

BSc, MSc (ongoing)
University of Edinburgh

Nigel Redman

Nigel Redman

Professional Coach, Mentor and Coach Developer

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