High Performance
A review of

High Performance

Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

Lessons from Legends

by Patricia Sanders

High Performance podcast hosts Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes draw potent insights from their conversations with more than 150 world-famous high achievers. The bottom line: You can become a high performer, too.

As co-hosts of the High Performance podcast, English sports presenter Jake Humphrey and organizational psychology consultant Damian Hughes have interviewed more than 150 world-famous high achievers in a wide variety of fields. They’ve spoken, for example, with sprinters Kelly Holmes and Dina Asher-Smith, rugby player Jonny Wilkinson, coaches, including the South African rugby skipper Siya Kolisi and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, renowned businesspeople, such as Holly Tucker and Steve Morgan, and performers like Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey and ballet dancer Marcelino Sambé.

High Performance, the book, distills these fascinating, wide-ranging conversations into eight fundamental lessons. Given the rich vein of material available to them, Hughes and Humphrey offer advice by the handful. Much of it, naturally, echoes other success and leadership titles; but given the comprehensiveness of the text’s content – and the truly fresh nature of a number of its ideas – High Performance earns its place on the bookshelf of any person who aspires to high achievement.

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