This summer, in the UK, has been glorious and packed with sport – Wimbledon, Commonwealth Games, European Championships, It got me thinking about how athletes and sports people prepare for a season in which they want to, or need to, peak several times.

Sports coaches and sports scientists seems to have developed this ability within elite athletes.

In business, some types of activity have a similar requirement – event-related companies, for example, need to. be at peak performance for each event.

How many managers of such companies have been to talk to, or read about, sports coaches to see what they can learn about continually raising the organisation to peak performance?  Very few, I suspect. Yet, learning from others in different contexts but with similar issues is an important attribute.