Episode 43 is an interview with English Institute of Sport’s Head of Performance Pathways – John Alder. John is a people development practitioner whose life mission is to help individuals, teams and organisations flourish while promoting culture-driven leadership.
We talk about leadership, the complexity of the sporting landscape, and the challenge of prioritising particularly when you are managing multiple stakeholders.
A former junior international rugby player, John has worked with Professional, Olympic, and Paralympic leaders and coaches from five continents, including a three-year stint with the New Zealand rugby league team, the ‘Kiwis’. John is currently the Head of Performance Pathways at UK Sport / English Institute of Sport (EIS), leading a team of talented practitioners tasked with supporting the development of people, pathways, and systems to enhance the transition of athletes from talented juniors to world class international performers. He holds a PhD in High Performance Sport Management with a focus upon leadership, culture, and organisational change, and as a lifelong coach, John’s interest lies in the human side of sport, and how best we can support leaders and coaches to develop inspired and inspiring people. Follow John on Twitter @LeadCulturally.