1st Edition

Beyond Marginal Gains The Search for High Performance and ‘High-Hanging’ Fruit

By Rob Mugglestone Copyright 2025
    200 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Showcasing the Optimal, Maximal, Incremental and Threshold (O.M.I.T.) and Accelerate the Curve (A.T.C.) models, this book offers a solid understanding of high performance and how to improve it.

    The concept of marginal gains is well known – make small improvements and increase performance. What happens when these gains are harder to find? This book answers all your performance related questions including: How can I continue to improve, even if I am better than I have ever been, and better than everyone else? How can I use my time, energy and resources better, so that I can improve more, with less? The book begins by introducing two concepts for high performance – O.M.I.T and A.T.C. Using high profile case studies, it maps the performance of business and sporting organisations, as well as individuals, against these models and offers practical advice for those looking to understand and improve their own performance using these concepts.

    Combining the theoretical understanding of each model with suggestions for how to apply them in practice, this is the ideal resource for those looking to increase individual, team or organizational performance across a range of domains.

    1. Introduction

    2. Accelerate the Curve: ATC

    3. OMIT

    4. Research and Data

    5. Other Key Theories and Psychologists

    6. Case Studies

    7. Practical Applications

    Appendix: Research and Data


    Rob Mugglestone is based in West Sussex, UK. He has over 20 years' experience working with global client organisations in the field of organisational psychology, consulting on organisation and leadership development, recruitment, influence and high performance for teams and individuals.