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Leadership transformation practice, 121partners, has released new findings which reveal what the world of business can learn from Olympic sports coaching. The findings come from a recent 121partners seminar where over twenty HR professionals and the 121partners leadership team, including an Olympic sports coach, brainstormed the ‘six secrets’ that could improve business performance.

The seminar, held at the Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames, was hosted by Bill Barry, co-founder of 121partners, Olympic silver medallist and Olympic rowing coach together with his coachee, Alan Campbell who is currently competing in the Beijing Olympics and is a former World Cup winner.

Participants were coached by Alan and Bill to master rowing in an ‘eight’ on the Thames. They then listened to Alan and Bill’s presentation ‘How to coach an Olympic athlete’ which summarises the story of how Alan has gone from being a novice sculler five years ago to being on the brink of...

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