Blog & Writing

Cath writes for a range of online blogs and magazines as well as developing her own thoughts in a blog here:

Blog

‘I became a world champion after giving up on medals’

A terrible Olympic defeat left rower Cath Bishop, now 48, bereft. But she rekindled her love for the sport – rather than for winning. Read

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Sport’s cascading tales of abuse and fear demand action from the very top – The Guardian

Victims have spoken out and some culprits have even admitted regret. Now it’s time for the governing bodies to show they care Read More >

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Greedy Britain’s focus on medals creates a culture of fear when winning is the end that justifies any means – Daily Mail

We all love a winner. Arms aloft, top step of the podium, medal round the neck. Such images plastered over newspapers, medal tables cited everywhere

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The Future of Business Books: There’s nothing new under the sun… except perhaps adjusting our mindsets?

I enjoyed the FT Live discussion on ‘Business Books in Times of Uncertainty’ hosted by the FT’s Management Editor Andrew Hill earlier in the week. I

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Superheros or mortals? The dangers of immortality & a lost opportunity

I am struck by the steady stream of superhuman sports stars starting to reveal a less than superhuman reality behind the scenes.  Whether it’s Jonny

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What does winning really mean?

As I continue my research into society’s obsession with winning, whether in sport, business or education, I see repeatedly that there is often little clarity

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Publications

How Collaboration Can Be More Effective Than Competing To Be “Number One”

Dr Cath Bishop is an Olympic medallist, International Diplomat, Cambridge University Business Coach and author of ‘The Long Win: The search for a better way to succeed’.

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‘I became a world champion after giving up on medals’

A terrible Olympic defeat left rower Cath Bishop, now 48, bereft. But she rekindled her love for the sport – rather than for winning. Read

​Read More

Sport’s cascading tales of abuse and fear demand action from the very top – The Guardian

Victims have spoken out and some culprits have even admitted regret. Now it’s time for the governing bodies to show they care Read More >

​Read More

Former GB rower Cath Bishop – ‘I was left with that sort of perennial silver-medal torment’ – Daily Telegraph

Cath Bishop remembers the journey home from the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She was put at the back of the plane which transported Great Britain’s

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Greedy Britain’s focus on medals creates a culture of fear when winning is the end that justifies any means – Daily Mail

We all love a winner. Arms aloft, top step of the podium, medal round the neck. Such images plastered over newspapers, medal tables cited everywhere

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How to get better at learning: lessons from an Olympian – Trainingzone.co.uk

As an Olympic rower, I didn’t learn to make the boat go faster and become a world-class athlete by going to a lecture theatre and

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Cath is currently writing and researching about the subject of Winning and how it affects the way we approach success in the workplace, in sport and in schools. See 'The Long Win' page