Will it make the boat go faster…?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Thinking | No Comments


I love this book, it’s such a simple but effective concept.

Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? was born out the story of an ordinary guy achieving something extraordinary. In 1998, consistently failing to medal or even make the final of major regattas, the GB Men’s Rowing Eight decided to fundamentally change the way they worked and how they worked with each other. Their focus became purely about performance, the results they hoped would follow.

They approached things differently, critically asking the same question with every single action they took… Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Along their journey they learnt the sustainable, dependable techniques and behaviours that drove continuous team improvement. The outcome 18 months later, against all reasonable odds, was a stunning Olympic Gold on the waters of Sydney.

Once you have a clear set of goals, are you actions key to achieving those goals?

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