Podcast Episode

Podcast Episode

July 11, 2019

Ted sat down with Leroy from The Fit Dad Lifestyle and discussed everything from fatherhood, how Skilled Athlete started, entrepreneurship and fitness.

Have a listen:

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Three Key Components of Great Leadership

Three Key Components of Great Leadership

July 10, 2019

Highly effective teams rely on strong leadership, cohesion and motivated individuals.

All good and well, but what does that boil down to? This isn't a comprehensive article, at all. But, if you're a developing leader, you're about to be promoted, or you want to know if you're doing it right? Read along...

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The Toxic Triangle of Leadership

The Toxic Triangle of Leadership

March 30, 2019

Toxic leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviours to deceive, intimidate, coerce, or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves. The negative leader completes short-term requirements by operating at the bottom of the continuum of commitment, where followers respond to the positional power of their leader to fulfil requests.

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What is your slow death?

What is your slow death?

March 20, 2019

“Comfort is a slow death” - the Skilled-Athlete motto. I first read that phrase earlier last year when I came across the site by chance, mindlessly flicking through the distracting garbage that our phones spew at us on command to momentarily satiate those precious few seconds of nothing that we instinctively avoid now that such vapid entertainment is so readily at our fingers. There I sat, in climate controlled comfort, passively absorbing the banality of the people around me nattering about perceived slights and injustices they engage in willingly- the hardest decision of my day being what to eat for lunch. Those five words felt like they reached up out of the phone and smacked me in the mouth.

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Accountability

Accountability

November 23, 2018 1 Comment

Let’s point out an inconvenient truth.

The current political state of our Government is more focused on pleasing the masses than it is focused on what their core function should be. But this isn’t laying the blame on the organisations tasked with protecting our society.

Let’s change the narrative to personal accountability...

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Weight Vests & Plate Carriers

Weight Vests & Plate Carriers

September 01, 2018

You see them everywhere these days, from military & police hopefuls during their conditioning workouts to the IT Helpdesk chick during her 20 minute circuit at her local box.

Considering how popular they are these days, we're asking the big questions. Why? What is the added benefit?

First things first: Do weight vests actually improve conditioning or performance in the long run? The research is pretty mixed. Some studies suggest...

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Our Vision & Goal

Our Vision & Goal

August 26, 2018 1 Comment

Skilled Athlete started from humble beginnings. As a brand we started with an idea and a goal, we didn't have much capital so we started with two t-shirts and a single Strength & Conditioning e-book. We sold these through a buy button on our Facebook page which cost us $9 a month, we didn’t even have a website or Instagram page at this stage. Our growth might have started slow, but it has been organic. We’ve grown because you, our support, believe in us and continue to support us.

So where did the idea come from?

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