The Long Win
Subtitle The search for a better way to succeed
By Cath Bishop
Published By

Practical Inspiration Publishing

ISBN 9781788601917
Price 12.99
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Three-time Olympian, former international diplomat and leadership expert Cath Bishop draws on her personal experience of high-performance environments and extensive research to trace how the idea of ‘winning’ has come to dominate the worlds of sport, business, education and politics.

Authors Biography

Cath Bishop competed as a rower at three Olympic Games, becoming part of the first British women’s crew to win the World Championships and an Olympic medal in the coxless pairs event. As a former senior diplomat, Cath worked on policy and negotiations for conflict-affected parts of the world.


“This is a deep and rewarding exploration of human motivation in sport, politics, business and our personal lives” – Andrew Hill, Financial Times.

“This book is absolutely fascinating as it traces the threads of our embedded approach to winning and shows how we can move forward on all counts.” – The HR Director

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  1. Excellent. A must read.

  2. An excellent, thought-provoking book I have recommended to many others.

  3. A long-needed reassessment of mangagement and management training practices and attituides.

  4. An important book that resonates on a daily basis as we see the impact of our unhealthy ‘winner takes all’ culture. Definitely time for a different approach as Cath Bishop cleverly articulates in this brilliantly written book.

  5. A great, thought provoking read. I come back to the core concepts time and again.

  6. Really insightful book, with lessons across sport, business and wider society. Well done 👏

  7. A fantastic book helping us all reconsider what success actually looks like.

  8. A games changer

  9. A really thought-provoking book and suggested approach, backed up by a broad range of research…challenging our approach to success and how we measure it…with wide-reaching implications, not only for sport and leadership but also for learning and life…Worth a read…

  10. An incredible book by an inspirational woman!

  11. An inspiring book about how narrow our idea of winning can be and what needs to change.

  12. Insightful, engaging and thought provoking – an excellent read. Really enjoyed it.

  13. Excellent book giving a much needed alternative perspective on success. I’ve recommended it during several of my courses.

  14. An interesting and inspiring book which anyone in any kind of leadership role can learn from. It’s full of wisdom, insight and experience and provides great learning about why we need to redefine what success means if we genuinely want to ‘win’.

  15. A great read that should be on every leaders desk.

  16. If everyone read this book, the world would be a much better place!

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