This week was, for me, the best sport on tv ever. It was utterly brilliant and genius to watch the Athletes bring in so much gold. Well done. I’m really proud to be British and gutted I didn’t get any tickets to watch it live.
A dark place...
I’ve also considered how the winners and the teams behind them will all be invited by corporate juggernauts and business behemoths to speak at company events and road shows to pass on their learning. Top executives will pay thousands of pounds each to sit at top tables with the Design Teams and Management Teams of winning Gold Medallists.
CEOs, FDs, Executive Board members will all name drop feverishly months and years from now on the night they had the privilege to hear and ‘learn’ how to get the best from the best.
And nothing of course will change.
That’s the difference between the two worlds and why they shouldn’t mix.
Quangos made up of lazy thinking members from HR, L+D and Internal Comms will think that global businesses culture, values and winning spirit could be solved in an after dinner speaking slot lasting an hour.
An OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST is the ONE PERSON ON PLANET EARTH who knows the true meaning of working hard to get performance right.
If I ever get the chance to listen to any member of the British Cycling Team, I promise to shut up and listen.
My advice would be to do the same.