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The Sport Psych Show

Oct 26, 2020

I’m delighted to speak with Cath Bishop in this episode. Cath is a former Olympic rower, competing at Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. Cath now works in leadership development, working with teams and leaders to help organisations be more effective. She has also written the fantastic new book entitled ‘The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed’ which explores “…our cultural obsession with winning and how it affects the way we approach work, sport, education and beyond.” In the book, Cath looks at some of the consequences of a win-at-all-costs approach and proposes a new way of redefining success.

And it’s this book we mainly speak about, specifically focusing on the process rather than on winning; valuing athletes as people first; athletes having something more than just their sport; finding a balance between competition and cooperation.