By Rakesh Kochar

“Citius, Altius, Fortius” the Olympic motto of “faster, higher, stronger” is also the perfect aphorism describing the quest of modern business seeking faster innovation cycles, higher efficiencies and stronger  customer relationships. This is being powered by a new breed of top performing CEO’s who are tapping into a secret well understood by world class athletes.

Guess who Michael Phelps attributed his 22 Olympic career medals of which 18 were gold in the just concluded London Olympics 2012 to? “He has been the one person that’s got me where I am today. He’s the best coach for me,” paying tribute to Bob Bowman, his coach for nearly 18 years. Those in the inner circle of Phelps say that Bowman is a father figure, a friend, a business  partner, an adviser, a spokesman, even a bit of a bodyguard.

Source: iCN Issue 2 (Business Coaching); pages 42-43

About Rakesh Kochhar

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