Blog & Writing

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

Blog

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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Why oh Why oh why?

I sometimes feel like I’m in a parallel universe during that initial conversation with a leader or executive who asks me to work with them

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Sporting superstars?

Sporting superstars….  they’re easy to spot, pictures in the tabloids all the time, expensive watches and jewellery, quite a few tattoos, hordes of fans around

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Lessons from Living and Working in a Complex, Hostile Environment

One of the challenges for civilians working in complex, hostile environments, in unstable conflict-ridden parts of the world, is how to survive and get a

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High Performers Don’t Rush (- excepting in American football…)

It’s rare to see a Concept II rowing machine right in front of a large pipe organ, next to a grand piano and in front

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Publications

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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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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Mastering the art of negotiation – Association of MBAs

There is no magic formula to negotiation, says Cath Bishop, it’s a process of experimentation, learning, and developing a sophisticated lens through which you view

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How To Be More Productive – SLOAN! Magazine

Dr. Cath Bishop is Senior Performance Consultant at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster, a performance and leadership consultancy specialising in high performing senior

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How to work well in a team when you don’t get along with everyone

It’s a common life experience we all recognise, within families, the school playground and then in the workplace – there is always someone you don’t

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Dealing with major setbacks: lessons from an Olympic athlete

Resilience is essential for all of us as the demands grow on a personal and professional level. On a bigger scale, the environment needs to

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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