Episode 28

Leadership and self-analysis with Adam Dixon, GB Hockey captain

Published on: 18th February, 2021

This episode explores captaincy and leadership with Adam Dixon, skipper of the GB Hockey team.

Adam's held this position since February 2019 and gives me the inside track on how the hockey squad operates.

One of his big challenges has been keeping the group together over the last year over lockdown. He also talks about a more open and honest approach. This time last year, the squad were under performing and they see this summer as a second chance.

He and the leadership team have spoken to former England cricket captain, Andrew Strauss and rugby's Dylan Hartley to try to learn from them. Amongst the learnings were setting standards in training that lead to improved performance.

I'm doing these podcasts without any payment and hope to raise sponsorship and contributions from listeners to raise money for Maggie's Cancer Centres. Here's the detail


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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.