1% makes all the difference

Team GB cycling hadn’t won any medals for years, and now they are dominating world cycling. Performance director Dave Brailsford puts success down to:

‘performance by the aggregation of marginal gains. It means taking the 1 per cent from everything you do; finding a 1 per cent margin for improvement in everything you do’.

After England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003, coach Clive Woodward famously said:

‘We didn’t change one thing by 100%; we changed 100 things by 1%.’

There are numerous 1% improvements we can all make, not only to our professional performance, but our lives as a whole. This is what LMI development programs are all about – finding those 1 per cents that make life work better!

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