In this article, Katie Churchman explores the world of professional team cycling to understand the transformative power of systems inspired leadership. If you and your team have a mountain of work to conquer, what might be the most effective and efficient way of helping your team overcome these challenges?
Let’s take a look at Team INEOS - the world’s most successful cycling team- to understand how we can become a ‘king of the mountains’ in our personal and professional lives. Sometimes life throws us an unexpected uphill climb, so how can we- as a family, team or organization- pull together in order to quickly and creatively make it to the top?
Now Team INEOS, led by David Brailsford CBE (former head of UK Cycling), has taken the meaning of ‘team cycling’ to a whole new level. The team doesn’t see themselves as just a collection of cyclists, but a whole system of mechanics, physios, designers and trainers to name just a few. And you might be surprised to hear that data scientists are also integral to the success of the team.