Education in
High Performance

Teaching leaders to create high performance culture

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Elkiem, led by Andy Meikle, has a unique and in-depth understanding of human high performance

We are a dynamic leadership consultancy specialising in creating high performance cultures across a wide range of global industries and organisations. Our leadership principles are based upon a unique and ever-evolving bank of quantitative and qualitative research.

The culmination of all Elkiem’s research is the HPES™. The HPES™ is our way of explaining the specific circumstances that trigger improved performance in human beings.

Our tailored education programmes cultivate the environments where individuals and teams are elevated to an elite level of performance.

High Performance Environmental StructureTM

The High Performance Environmental Structure

The High Performance Environmental Structure

The High Performance Environmental Structure is the cornerstone of Elkiem’s work, describing the nine components that exist in all performance environments and the balance which stimulates the best possible performance from the individuals within them. Whether it’s Juilliard or NASA’s Ames Research Centre, the same nine components are always in place as either formalised systems (e.g. score card systems) or unstructured/fluid systems (e.g. agile methods). The HPES™ utilises both structured and fluid approaches to stimulate performance.

The Diagnostic Tool

The Diagnostic Tool

The Diagnostic Tool enables leaders to build a picture of their existing performance environment and compare it with a true high performance environment. Leaders can then accurately pinpoint which components are absent/lacking and what changes could be made to effect significant performance improvements. The HPES™ Diagnostic Tool measures the quality of both the formal/structured and the informal/fluid high performance systems.

The Education Tool

The Education Tool

The Education Tool is a web-based training resource to learn key concepts regarding the HPESTM and to assist with education of the HPES™ philosophy in an on-line environment.

The Next Two Moves

The Next Two Moves

Identify The Next Two Moves to improve a team’s performance. The key outputs of the Diagnostic Tool are two actions that will result in the most dramatic performance improvement across the organisation. Why only two? Experience has taught us that the fewer the moves, the more likely they are to be fully implemented and so provide a greater likelihood of success.

About Andy Meikle

Andy Meikle’s professional career started in 1988 when he was one of only 12 contracted elite endurance athletes in the original Uncle Toby’s Ironman Series. Whilst he enjoyed considerable success as an Ironman, the podium proved mostly elusive and so began his ongoing pursuit to unearth the elements of human high performance and to understand the environmental conditions necessary to achieve these standards.

Andy’s competition in the Ironman world was the catalyst of his research, focussing specifically on those consistently winning medals. This research naturally evolved to include the study of high achievers from the fields of academia, business, science, the arts, politics, military, and faith & religion. In addition to inquiring into high performance at an individual level, Andy’s research also investigates the conditions necessary to foster the high performance of teams as a whole.

This continued study of the dynamic and ever evolving nature of high performance, considering shifts in economic, political and social climates has culminated in the foundational material for the Elkiem High Performance Masterclass, High Performance Ambition, Meikle Files Black and other leadership education programmes which build high performance cultures in a wide range of organisations.

As a result of over 20 years of researching, interviewing and working with some of the world’s finest minds and organisations, Andy has built one of the largest and most unique human high performance data banks in the world.

Andy Meikle

Research is at the
heart of everything we do

Our research into high performing individuals encompasses one-on-one interviews with many of the world’s pre-eminent thinkers, scientists, physicians, sports people, academics, religious leaders and artists. Many are famous, others are well known only to those within their own field – but all are highly accomplished.

Our research into high performing environments has taken us to the some of the world’s elite institutions – Harvard, MIT, NASA, Juilliard, The Royal College of Music to find out what it is that sets these environments apart.

Below are just a few examples of high performing individuals and environments that form part of our research

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Nobel Peace Laureate
Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary
Shirin Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Peace Laureate
John Kotter
John Kotter
Harvard Business School
Mandy Rae Cruickshank
Mandy Rae Cruickshank
World Champion Free Diver
Nathalie Cabrol
Nathalie Cabrol
Leader Scientist, SETI
David Gonski
David Gonski
Businessman and Philanthropist
James Lovell
James Lovell
Apollo 13 Commander
Sonja Lyubomirsky
Sonja Lyubomirsky
Happiness Researcher
Nishioka Sensei
Nishioka Sensei
Samurai Master
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Juilliard School
Australian Institute of Sport
Harvard University
Royal College of Music
Royal Opera House
Special Forces
Yupik Eskimos
English National Ballet

Throughout the COVID-19 period, Andy has conducted extensive research interviews with Nobel Laureates, the world’s top Chess Players and Ultramarathon Runners, Renowned Product Designers and Scientific & Academic Leaders within the fields of AI, Quantum Computing and Robotics, amongst others.

During this phase, we have also been placing a particular focus on High Performing Women, and on individuals who have enabled high performance amidst sustained periods of uncertainty.

Our clients

News Corp
NSW Department of Education
BT Financial
Coca cola

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