Will it make the boat go faster?

  • Focus on what’s important
  • Analyse performance to get results
  • Work effectively with others to achieve goals

“Will it make the boat go faster?” was the killer question on the lips of the Men’s Rowing Eight that won an Olympic gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. With this one question in mind, the crew were transformed from one that regularly finished last to being unbeatable.

Ben Hunt-Davis will tell the engaging, interactive and inspiring story behind their success. With Olympic-winning lessons that can be applied to business, Ben will reveal how focusing on what matters and restlessly seeking improvements, excellence can become part of your team’s mindset.

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Ben Hunt-Davis

In 1998, following another disappointing Rowing World Championships, Ben Hunt-Davis and the rest of his GB Eight rowing team decided to approach things differently. The changes they made helped them win a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Ben later co-wrote the book Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? revealing how to use similar strategies to improve performance in business.