Sportsology Founder, Leader in Talent Management & Organizational High Performance
Mike Forde is one of the world’s leading authorities on elite talent and high performance, having worked in professional sports since 1998. Mike has a rich background and experience in creating ‘game changing’ methodologies around management of world class, multi-cultural talent. His work in pioneering new practices in elite sports world have become a benchmark for leading teams across the globe. Mike is the go-to expert for some of the great sports leaders from the world of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and European Soccer. Read More >
Leading in a Talent Economy
Leading High Performance Team
In an era where companies have to be successful from day one, it is critical to build the right performance focus within your teams for sustained success. There are no winning and losing companies – people make them winning and losing. Building a close, tight knit high-performance team can be achieved by anyone once the core principles are understood. Learn how to design a high-performance team; understand the principles of selecting and deselecting talent to achieve this goal and how to build a highly accountable team mentality that can survive change and the threat of competition.
In a world where the portability of talent between companies has never been at such a high turnover rate, it is imperative that all organizations and teams design and create the right culture. People come and go, but the culture is the one constant that survives over time. In this presentation learn the core principles of creating a winning, sustainable culture. Explore and develop how to build the boundaries and values that drive success, and irrespective of where your company is on its own personal journey, you will leave with a tool kit for helping take your companies culture to the next level.
In a talent economy the ‘war for talent’, as McKinsey’s said back in the 1990’s, is over! Talent Won!! Every organization has to now embrace a new economy where attracting, retaining, and developing your best talent is the only lasting competitive advantage in a cutthroat business world. Learn the principles of how to create a company culture that both attracts and retains talented people. In addition, learn how to maximize the productivity of these special individuals and understand what strategies and techniques can be adopted to bring the best out of them on a daily basis.
In every company the quest for finding tomorrows ‘unicorn’ talent is the single biggest focus for most CEO’s and talent managers. As talent hitting the workforce now has more employment options than ever before, how an organization positions how they will grow and nurture their talent is a huge competitive advantage. Learn how to create an environment and a set of principles for development that will seduce talent to stay, and also allow you to create a ‘talent factory’ brand in the marketplace to attract tomorrow’s star talent.
“Mike did a great job at our sales kickoff event. He related well to an international audience, was able to provide interesting stories, and linked his message to several frameworks for high performing individuals and teams.”
“Mike spoke at our Deals Summit ‘High Performing Talent’ event in January of this year. His topic on building a winning culture and developing high performing talent was a great success and real hit with the 900 strong audience of senior partners and leaders within the business. His engaging style and content, combined with his rich experiences from the very highest level of world sport left a very lasting impression on the strategy and people within our business.”
“Mike brought an attention grabbing, motivational message about high performance, mind set and team collaboration – all wrapped around personal accountability. His message received rave reviews from our conference participants.”