We are now up to 2020 in my sporting reflections, and the only sport I’m currently involved in is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).
You can do all the training in the world on bags, but this does not translate to being able to throw a punch when you need to, nor, more importantly, keep your cool when being rained down on with punches.
One sport has continually come and gone as one of my favourite pastimes throughout the last thirty years. I started judo at 14 years old, encouraged by my good friend Jon Wood. Joining was a no brainer for me.
Like all my sporting endeavours, bodybuilding taught many lessons. These lessons have application well beyond bodybuilding and have focussed my business life as a psychologist, coach, and business owner.
Validity is perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts in HR analytics and psychometrics in particular. The real question should be “How useful is this assessment or intervention?”
Laissez-faire capitalism, and the competition that it breeds, I often see as key to well-functioning economies and competition is essential to good long-term solutions without exception.
The idea that there is actually a science to training, and a methodology to be followed to ensure its effectiveness, is an anathema to many.
I have received a lot of correspondence that notes a genuine surprise at the reality of the discipline of I/O psychology. Many