I started training at a local CrossFit gym a few months ago, in part motivated by some very unflattering photos of me presenting at a conference! In the article below I've set out my thoughts on the parallels of bidding and CrossFit, which of course stem from culture and the importance of creating a positive environment for your team. 

In reality, whilst the article started out as a comparison of bid management and CrossFit, the parallels and lessons are useful for anyone in a management position, and particularly those who work in high-stress environments. 

Managing stress is a necessary part of life, and as the pace of business gets quicker the need to be able to maintain positivity and creativity is important for all of us.