• Strategy | Sports Leadership Mindset 4.0  

    Designed to prepare/shift your sports leadership

    mindset to deal with '4.0' - complexity, change, 

    and problems 

  • Prepare/Shift Sports Leadership Mindset from 2.0 and 3.0 to 4.0  

    You will shift your sports leadership mindset, accelerating sustainable and transformational leadership practices identified by global industries, institutions, and governing bodies as 'Top 10' for the next decade.

    1. Strategic Complexity to Clarity | Framework for diagnosing internal/external sports systems complexity and designing sports leadership, organisational and industrial strategy.
    2. Lead through Strategic Change & Transformation | Comprehensive people and business change management framework and process from strategy to execution.

    *Sustainable and Transformational Leadership Practices


    I. Seven of the seventeen UNPRiME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


    II. ‘Top 10’ leadership skills for the next decade. The World Economic Forum. (2020). The Future of Jobs Report 2020. Switzerland: The World Economic Forum.


    III. Three of the six CARL dimensions and actions (The Competency Assessment for Responsible Leadership).

  • Is your sports leadership practice fit for '4.0' - the fourth

    industrial revolution?

    Prepare/shift your leadership mindset to deal with the sports sector's complexity, change, and problems. It's insight into the strength of your leadership mindset and where development, change, or transformation might occur.

    Sports Leadership 4.0

    (Mindset Systems)

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  • Different levels for different results










  • *Depending on your desired results/outcomes, Premium can include;

    • 2 to 12 week programme.
    • Pre1:1 Onboarding Meeting.
    • Weekly One-to-One call.
    • Core sessions with tailored subject areas.
    • Digital media content to reinforce key topics/themes (podcast/video/PDF).
    • Feedback and skills practice for results (role and organisation).
    • Resources: Sports Leadership 4.0 Guidebook/Audiobook, Sports Leader Mindset Map-Profile,
      Sports Organisation-Sector Mindset Audit, Leading Change & Transformation Audit.

    *Value/results are determined by the client's investment in achieving their desired objectives/goals

    and GMG’s contribution to helping them achieve a specific result.


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  • *Results

    Demonstrate understanding and practice in the following areas:

    • The ability to lead/manage across local, regional, and global sports sector systems for context, collaboration, and solutions (a systems perspective).
    • Understanding the leadership resources needed to navigate through ‘4.0’ environments of complexity, change, and problems.
    • Sports sector business leadership strategies to facilitate change & transformation.
    • Leading your sports team, organisation, franchise, federation, or association in
      4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution in sports.
    • The principles and practices of transformational leadership strategy.
    • Designing sustainable leadership strategy in practice.
    • Implementing a ‘best in class’ change methodology from strategy to execution.
    • Diagnosing and dealing with whole organisational systems and business sub-systems. 

    *Value/results are determined by the client's investment in achieving their desired objectives/goals and GMG’s contribution to helping them achieve a specific result.


    Leadership/management responsibilities for individuals/teams.

    1. 7+ years of experience and are in a leadership/management position for at least 5 years.
    2. Working within a sports team, organisation, franchise, federation, association or organisation (or sector-related industry).
    3. Desire to maximise the impact you, as a leader, and your organisation can have on specific sector change, transition and transformation.
    4. Desire to shape the sports system of the future and lead transformational change.
    5. High-performer and/or on a leadership/ management fast-track.
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  • Designed to prepare/shift your sports leadership mindset to deal with '4.0' - complexity, change, and problems

    Sports Leader Premium is a leadership accelerator for YOUR ROLE in your team, organisation, franchise, federation, or club. Premium is designed to accelerate your leadership strategy capacity through LEARNING and PRACTICE.


    Your Premium LEARNING and PRACTICE with feedback will build strategic capacity, and improve capability to achieve desired results in your role, organisation, and sector.

    Premium Format and Delivery is semi-tailored and virtual. Select your sector option for more information.


    Meet Your Prof. of Practice

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    John Grisby is a 'hybrid' Professor of Practice (academia), Managing Partner (private sector) and author. He is a London-based American and works with leaders across many different industries and parts of the world to be effective in the 4.0 environment - which is characterised by complexity, change, and problems.


    He has learned almost everything about leadership, change, and problem-solving from five resources. 

    • First, as a Professor and private sector practitioner working cross-sector and globally. I’m familiar with how academic rigor, pedagogy, research, methodology, and theory apply in the real world
    • Second, Myles Downey, author of the best-selling book Effective Coaching and pioneer in an evidence-based methodology and commercial application for executive coaching in performance (individuals/teams/organisations).
    • Third, Dr. Clare Graves and Dr. Don Beck. Developers of the first principle, unified science 'double-helix' theory and commercial application, core to the approach to human mindset-thinking systems, structures, development, and change.
    • Fourth, from Dr. Ichak Adizes, founder of the Adizes Institute and developer of the 'best in class' Lifecycle methodology with commercial application and concepts core to the approach to organisational change.
    • Fifth, Dr Geert Hofstede, Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, is well known for his pioneering research on cross-cultural groups and organizations.
    • Last from the many clients around the world who openly shared their experiences, successes, and struggles.

  • Is your Energy leadership fit for '4.0' - the fourth industrial revolution?

    Complete the Map-Profile and learn more

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  • Strategy | Sports Leadership Mindset 4.0 Accelerator

    Designed to prepare/shift leadership mindset for complexity, change, and problems

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    Leadership Mindset 4.0 Premium 


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