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Supporting grassroots rugby

07th August 2017

We talk a lot about world-class rugby on the Gazing blog, as it’s something that’s not only close to our hearts but shows brilliantly the principles of clear thinking, leadership and performing under pressure. Although we’ve done a lot of work with the New Zealand All Blacks to develop their mental skills, we’re supportive of sport at all levels; we’ve no doubt that the lessons learned by the All Blacks aren’t just applied on the rugby field, but they also use Red to Blue Head theory in any number of everyday situations.

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Gaining clarity in critical moments – the Gazing Principle

26th July 2017

We’re all very familiar with the idea of “Fight or Flight”; the response to acute stress which dictates how we deal with a perceived threat. The principle is often talked about as though it’s nothing more than pure instinct – you’ll simply do one or the other automatically when faced with such a situation. This need not be the case though, gaining clarity in life altering moments can make a huge difference to both your response and the outcome.

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Developing the most effective leaders of the future

31st January 2017

Being a leader in today’s world is seemingly much more complicated than it ever has been in the past. Modern leaders are expected to lead three entirely different generations of people, deal with unexpected challenges such as emerging technology, understand a dizzying array of complex issues and at the same time, maintain some very thick skin.

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Treating the causes of disengagement, not just the symptoms

30th May 2017
Your employees are often the face of your business, meeting with customers, liaising with suppliers and making strategic sales and marketing decisions. What happens though, if those employees are disengaged from your business? According to a recent study only 25% of the UK workforce feel actively engaged in their job.

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Top tips for mental resilience in 2017

23rd December 2016

As we near the end of another year, many would agree that 2016 has been one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. With a long list of celebrities leaving us, terror attacks across the world and plenty more surprising or unexpected events, it feels like there’s been very little good news.

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The pressure on our children - are parents part of the problem?

26th April 2017

Consuming modern media is practically all-encompassing; it’s hard to disconnect from news, events or even the goings-on in other people’s lives. For children, social media arguably gives them a much greater understanding than any other generation but it could also allow them to access information they’d not usually encounter until adulthood – and one other potential drawback is how ‘success’ is promoted on social networks.

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Developing personal strategies for pressure

11th November 2016

We talk a lot about ‘protecting your performance under pressure’ here at Gazing, but how many of us are actually able to recognise when we’re under pressure and starting to make poor decisions that aren’t based on rational thoughts, which will inevitably affect our performance?

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Six Nations: Was the expectation on England Rugby too much?

22nd March 2017

England’s Six Nations loss to Ireland last weekend has come under so much scrutiny in the press you’d be forgiven for forgetting that they’d won the RBS 6 Nations title for the second year in a row! Of course, this game wasn’t just about the 2017 Championship, as a lot of the focus and hype prior to the game related to hopes of a Grand Slam and a world record.

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Is it time for peer coaches to alleviate the pressure on teens?

3rd October 2016


Adults can appear to be fairly dismissive of the stress young people and teenagers are under these days, which is perhaps understandable once you’ve experienced the bigger world of business, mortgages and being a parent! This doesn’t mean, however, that the pressures on young people are non-existent.

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England’s Six Nations success shows the importance of quickly adapting to change

24th February 2017

We’re close to the mid-point of the RBS Six Nations and England are looking strong. With two wins under their belt, they’re in a position of strength with much talk of another ‘Grand Slam’. However, their journey here hasn’t been plain sailing and the strength of their performance is a testament to their mental resilience and their ability to adapt to change.

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Hudson River Landing – Why Tolerate A Mediocre Performance?

7th September 2016

This month sees the release of the film Sully, Clint Eastwood’s biopic drama about Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot forced to make an emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River in 2009, just six minutes after taking off.

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Red To Blue Image

"The techniques that we learnt from Gazing form the backbone to our department. The team believe in it and use it everyday. It has had a significant impact on the performance of the team, not only in terms of sales, where the numbers have gone up, but the team feels less stressed too".
Ian Roberts, Head of Avis Sales Direct, AVIS

“Gazing gives us a concise structure that we can always go back to; something we can refer to, in good times or when things are a little more difficult. In a multicultural business, the Gazing approach is invaluable because it gives us a common language, a shared understanding”
Andy Hurt, General Manager, Xerox Emirates

“The Gazing training our leadership team just completed is fantastic. By far the most relevant sales management training I have done”
Sales Director, OpenText

"My job as coach is not just to make them better at passing and tackling - as rugby players - but better people too. The red to blue training brought about a series of tactics which can transcend sport, it has given the boys a common-sense way of approaching things, whether they’re on the pitch, in an exam or just going about their everyday lives.”
Jim Kottler Richmond Rugby Club

"Gazing performance provided me with a simple set of tools that helped and continues to help me perform under pressure. Knowing what I can control in any given situation combined with situational planning and the control of attention to produce the right mind set has resulted in continued improvement in performance both in my professional and personal life.”
Dan Pollen, Teacher

"At Teligent we have used Gazing’s human performance model to align our people and our processes to the activities that really make a difference to our business performance. Our objectives are clear and measurable. The model is simple and workable”
Mark Pilgrim Managing Director, Teligent