Blog,Writing & Podcasts

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

The Truth About Success

Only winning counts!’ ‘You’ve got to be No. 1!’ ‘Aim for the top spot, don’t settle for anything less!’ These phrases, and many more that

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Mastering the Art of Negotiation

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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The alternative to the toxic winning mindset

Who doesn’t want to be a winner? The language of winning and losing resounds through playgrounds, classrooms and workplaces, teaching us that ‘winning is what

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Guest Blog – Dr Cath Bishop, Author of ‘The Long Win’ and Champion Rower Answers Our Questions

We have at My Finish Line, as a mission statement, tried to encapsulate all that is good about sport and physical activity and all the

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Catch-up plans for pupils? Maybe we have learnt far more than we realise…

Dr Cath Bishop, Olympian, former diplomat and business coach, reflects here on the rhetoric of plans for pupils to catch-up on lost learning time due

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Winning Isn’t Everything: Why It’s Good To Be A Loser Sometimes

How can it be possible to win an Olympic medal and still feel like you haven’t quite done enough? Former British rower Dr Cath Bishop,

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Podcasts

Engage for Success Radio Show

Dr Cath Bishop is an Olympic medalist rower, former diplomat and now  works as a business coach and speaker and teaches on Executive Education programmes

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The Ambition Podcast: Does the Winner Really Take it All?

Does the winner really take it all? Or does our ‘eye on the prize’ culture create harmful mentalities for employees? From Olympian; to diplomat; to

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The Evolving Leader Podcast: Rethinking Winning

During this episode, co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes talk to Cath Bishop, former world champion and Olympic silver medal winning rower, and conflict diplomat

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#BecauseICan Podcast: Post lockdown leadership special with Cath Bishop and Mandy Hickson

Former olympian and diplomat Cath Bishop along with fighter pilot Mandy Hickson join Tim and Paul to discuss what leadership an education must look like

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Supporting Champions Podcast: 072 Cath Bishop on The Long Wi‪n‬

Dr Cath Bishop competed as a rower at three Olympic Games, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens (and I had the privilege of working with Cath throughout her career), with

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Slice of Pie Podcast

In this episode I speak to Cath Bishop. A speaker, consultant, executive coach and author on developing success in leadership. Cath is also a former

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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