Last month Specsavers store directors from across London were treated to some motivational words of wisdom on leadership from former athlete Kriss Akabusi MBE.

Kriss who hails from London himself was a former Olympic medallist and World, European and Commonwealth champion in sprinting and hurdling. According to his Twitter bio, today, he is a Business Consultant/Speaker/Facilitator.

The importance as working as a team

The 400 m hurdles specialist shared his knolwedge about how to stay FIT by being focused, innovating and working as a team. He touched on the importance of setting a clear vision, goal setting and ownership of goals, as well as how to overcome hurdles by being flexible and creative.

Kriss was inspirational 

Rakesh Kapoor, store director in Barnet, Edgware, Stanmore and Wembley who organised the event, said: ‘Kriss was really inspirational, and really enthused myself and my fellow store directors to continue to deliver our best.'

‘His enthusiasm was catching, and he made us all laugh a lot along the way too. While I think we will leave the running to the experts, we will use the lessons we learned to deliver the best possible service to our customers.’

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