In 1998, following yet another disappointing Rowing World Championships, Ben Hunt-Davis (MBE) and his GB Eight rowing team realized they needed a fresh approach to succeed.
They began asking themselves a simple question with every decision and action: ‘Will it make the boat go faster?’
This mindset led them to develop sustainable techniques that ultimately led to their gold medal win at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In this book, co-written with Executive Coach Harriet Beveridge, they share similar strategies to improve performance in business and life.
Ben’s story is not only motivational, but also applicable to organizations worldwide. He has spoken at conferences in over 30 countries.
So, what’s the speech all about?
Ben shares the story of the last 24 months leading up to the Sydney Olympics, where he transformed a losing team into a winning one. His Performance Principles were:
|Focus on what’s important|
|Focus on performance, in order to get results|
|Work together effectively|
This engaging and motivational speech can be tailored to address your specific challenges and opportunities. It lasts from 45 to 60 minutes and resonates with teams and individuals who strive to simplify processes, reduce complexity, encourage innovation, and improve performance.