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Sport & Exercise Research Group Lecture: Improving Performance: Lessons from Sport
October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
By Professor Eamon O’Shea
In this seminar, Professor Eamon O’Shea explores the influences on performance in sport and the structures and strategies that are important in building successful and sustainable teams. A number of key influences are considered, including: values; vision; teamwork; personality; leadership; confidence; and resilience. He examines the lessons to be learned from sport in building successful teams in business, industry and academic environments. Professor O’Shea draws on a lifetime experience of winning and losing in sport to provide insights into what ultimately matters in creating sustainable cultures of performance and achievement.
Eamon O’Shea is Professor of Economics in the School of Business and Economics, founder Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) and Director of the Centre for Economic & Social Research on Dementia at the National University of Ireland Galway. His research interests are focused on the economics of ageing, rural gerontology and dementia. His work has been influential in setting the agenda for reform of services and policies for older people in Ireland. Prof. O’Shea has also managed and coached the Tipperary senior hurling team.