Fergus Connolly has led an extraordinary career coaching some of the world’s elite – in business, in sport and in special forces. His clients have been his best teachers. His excellent book, 58 Lessons, is crammed with insights from the real world of top performers exploring their rarified view of the world.
“I don’t fear the man who has learned 10,000 kicks; I fear the man who has practiced the same kick 10,000 times” – Bruce Lee
A key lesson is these people never forget the need to keep practicing their foundational skills whilst also extending their range. Slow is smooth; smooth is fast – a lesson from special forces, martial arts, music schools like Suzuki. They do the ordinary, extraordinarily well.