Welcome to this week's very special YOD pod!
We are excited to bring you one of our idols, Professor Damian Hughes, co-host of The High-Performance Podcast alongside sports journalist, Jake Humphrey. Together they have interviewed so many of the greats - from Gareth Southgate, Rio Ferdinand, Matthew McConaughey, Ant Middleton, Tom Daley, Kelly Jones, Dina Asher-Smith, Sir Chris Hoy, Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward & Eddie Jones....to name a few!
Damian is also author of 8 best-selling books, former coach to a wide range of international & national sports teams & an international speaker. His innovative approach has been praised by Sir Richard Branson, Muhammed Ali, Tiger Woods & Sir Alex Ferguson.
Hosted by YOD founder, Dr Dan Gearon & YOD psychotherapist & co-founder Chris Cherry.
Damian tells us what he thinks makes a good leader & creates a high performance culture, from his decades of experience working with the best. We explore decision making, kindness, discipline and non-negotiable behaviours. We talk taking responsibility for failures, the curse of knowledge & the importance of self-awareness. We explore lessons learned from our founder, Dr Dan's, years spent in elite sport environments - and his vision to bring those learnings to doctors through You Okay, Doc?
Damian also shares with us his own mental shopping list for anyone trying to get the best results from a group of people - the acronym S.T.E.P.S. - learned from 3 years spent travelling the world meeting leaders from all different elite sports environments. Find out what this acronym stands for in the Pod! ;)
As medics, whether we like it or not, we often find ourselves in positions of leadership or being pivotal to setting culture - be that with a patient, leading an operation, leading our team or even at home with our loved ones. We each hold the power to change someone's day for better or worse - and how we lead will often impact how we feel about ourselves when we get home. Being able to empower others, achieve great results and inspire high performance is the goal - and our guest has some truly invaluable insights to show us how to achieve that.
It is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.
As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors. Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us. If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting. To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331, or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970. Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content. See you on the next YOD pod.