When it comes to ‘high-impact’ decision-making, nothing quite compares to the daunting pressure of a real-time cricket stadium: one wrong turn, one slight miscalculation – and the game is lost to the other side.
However, with England’s surprise victory in the spotlight, many cricket enthusiasts are wondering whether there is more to this win than meets the eye: when faced the real-time pressure of meeting the target, athletes such as Ben Strokes simply do not have the mental bandwidth to recall training principles.
Creating and maintaining a positive, unifying culture in the face of a fast-moving business environment isn’t easy, but getting it right offers significant returns.
We can remove most sins if we have a witness standing by as we are about to go wrong. The soul should have someone that it can respect, by whose example it can make inner sanctum more available. Happy is the person who can improve others, not only when present, but even when in their thoughts.
All records are made to be broken but some are just never expected to do so. One of those was Michael Johnson's 43.18 set in the 400m in 1999. However, at the Olympic Games in Rio last year, Wayde van Niekerk smashed it out the park with a mind blowing 43.03. The women behind his success, "Tannie Ans" Botha, speaks to CONQA on how that record has changed their relationship, how the pair are striving for more success and what it would take to join the pantheon of greats who claim gold in both the 400m and 200m.