I found this a wonderfully motivational book. My family lived for a generation in New Zealand and my father Paul and his twin sister Pauline were both conceived there before the family returned to the UK. The all Blacks have some magic and indeed leave a legacy.
Here are the top 10 lessons from the All Blacks’ culture of excellence that business leaders can learn from:
The All Blacks are the world’s most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we – as individuals, companies and teams – learn from them? The All Blacks are the world’s most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years.
In other arenas, there have been commanding sides that swept all before them, like the West Indies cricket team of the 1980s with their fearsome battery of fast bowlers, or the Hungarian football team who introduced a sophisticated new passing game and famously thrashed England 7-1 in Budapest in 1954. But what makes the All-Blacks different is their supremacy for decade after decade – their sheer consistency, longevity and sustained dominance.
So, what is the secret of their success? And what can we – as individuals, companies and teams – learn from them? Whatever field we are in, how can we play like All Blacks? In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr is embedded deep into the heart of the All Blacks’ set-up to reveal 15 powerful and pragmatic lessons in leadership. Revealing proven secrets of sustained success, Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks:
How do you turn vision into action?
How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year?
How do you handle pressure, expectation and setbacks? How do you train to win at the highest level?
What is your purpose?
What will be your legacy?