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Giving your business an Edge with advice from Europe's leading football clubs

07 Sep 2017

Black and white headshot of Ben Lyttleton

What is talent and how can you improve it? That was the starting-point for Ben Lyttleton’s fascinating journey around Europe’s biggest football clubs to find out ways we can all develop a personal and professional edge.

On Thursday 14 September at the IoD, Ben will host a Breakfast Time Books event based around his latest title Edge, explaining how to:

  • Improve your resilience, based on learnings from the head of sports science and psychology at Chelsea.
  • Allow creativity to flourish, from the Liverpool academy chief behind the rise of Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
  • Find new measures of success from former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.
  • Use diversity to improve results from the French club owner who appointed a female coach
  • Communicate effectively and listen smartly from France coach Didier Deschamps 
  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable from the Swedish Cup winners who performed Swan Lake before taking on Europe
  • Challenge your unconscious bias from the goalkeeper coach who will make you think differently
  • Find a social purpose from the sporting director of Athletic Club de Bilbao, a club that refuses to buy in talent.

To experience Ben’s advice and learnings first hand, as well as pick up a copy of his brand new title Edge, you can book your ticket here.

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