Experience the winning mindset and storytelling prowess of Sam Quek, speaker, Olympic gold medalist in women's hockey, and journalist.
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How A Team Culture Fuels High Performance
A Formula One team has to design, manufacture, develop and operate a high performance vehicle which combines technologies from aerospace, automotive and ICT. Compliance is essential, so too ensuring that the cars are safe, reliable and high performing. Deadlines cannot be missed; the Grand Prix which includes the FIA Formula One World Championships represents a series of non-negotiable deadlines. Teamwork is key; the top teams have 1000 staff, only 10% of whom attend the races, so the high performance teamwork starts weeks, months and years before an event in the research & development facilities and factories where these fascinating Formula One machines are developed.
Trackside, the high performance teamwork continues, perfectly exemplified by the pit crews who can execute precision pit stops in 2 seconds. Developing the right team behaviour and culture is a key focus for the leadership teams. This means ensuring that everyone is accountable, takes responsibility and understands the importance of avoiding silo-mentality and embracing cross functional communications. Alignment behind the team’s strategies and ambitious goals is vital, so too having the agility to flex strategy in the face of constant changes in technology and the performance of competitors.
Embracing Excellence: The 2024 Paris Olympics Journey
This speech explores the inspiring journeys of athletes preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics. It focuses on their rigorous training, personal sacrifices, and the mental and physical resilience required to compete at the highest level, celebrating their dedication and the spirit of the Olympic Games.
Sam Quek | Speaker Biography
Sam, a gold medal-winning athlete, soared to fame following her crucial contribution to Team GB's historic victory in women's hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Notably, she had previously achieved success by securing a team gold medal at the European Championships in 2015 and leading England as captain during the 2014 Champions Trophy. Transitioning from her illustrious hockey career, Sam has now traded in her hockey stick for a pen, as she writes for the esteemed publication, the Mirror, and also presents on 5live.