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?
©2013 James Kerr (P)2013 Audible Ltd
A book on leadership using one of the greatest rugby teams in the world as the vehicle to teach lessons applicable to all aspects of life.
My team has been going through some tough times and this book showed that it's so much more than the game of rugby. It's character of the team and the people. Hell of a read highly recommend.
I bought this book because I am training to be a rugby coach and was told about it on a course.
I found it really helpful for my coaching and took a lot from it for that.
However I also found it interesting and applicable from a lifestyle perspective and look forward to applying the lessons to my own life.
Well written and well read.
I would highly recommend it.
"Interesting book but......."
The concept of the book is great and there are clearly some useful thought provoking elements to the book. Enjoyable to listen to
The various attempts to imitate accents were irritating and the New Zealand accent was not great, more grating. Easy enough performer to listen to but it didn't need the poor accent interpretations at all
The factual errors in the book in the end were annoying. Everyone but the author knows the 2011 World Cup final score was 8 - 7 not 9 - 8. The All Blacks lost to France in the 1999 World Cup, not the 1997. Bryan Williams first played for the All Blacks in 1970 not 1976. The problem with these types of factual errors is that it is difficult to believe that everything else represented as fact attributed to other people may or may not be completely accurate
Excellent book, and really inspiring. Surprised to hear about the damaging culture that was seen throughout the All Blacks, but was rectified by delving into the culture. Heritage is key to any organisation, as it's philosophy should he shaped by its traditions.
if you want something to put everything into perspective this is a definite listen/read, great book.
"Great book - so many life lessons"
Not just about leadership, but about life, a gold mine of stories and anecdotes that can make you a better person and leader!
Best book I've read on leadership that directly related to me. Game changing and a fascinating insight into NZ rugby.
"Excellent listen, great motivator"
Recommended for business & sports people alike. Lots to learn about empowering staff/team members to take on leadership roles
A great listen.
So many life lessons for individuals and business as well as further admiration for the All Blacks and understanding why they lead others - possibly English teams need to read/hear?!
"Brilliant breakdown of All Blacks success"
One of the best audio books I've ever listened too.
Every chapter starts with a Maori proverb or metaphor that are one of the key tenets of All Blacks success. Then the author describes how the All Blacks instill this belief and create success
Applicable in business, our own personal lives as well as sport, the lessons in this book are truly inspirational. Highly recommended
The only negative to my experience of this audiobook was that I listened to it while driving and could not make notes of all the things I wanted to fix in my mind. Definitely will stand a second read in hard copy with a pen handy though I will still have Reichlin's voice reading it. Would recommend it to anyone with ambition in any area of their life.
"Great team, Great messages, Great learning"
New to audible and this is the first title I've listened to from start to finish. Absolutely fantastic. I was apprehensive about how easily I'd be able to learn from the messages without being able to read them over a few times, but listening created vivid images and thoughts, and it was easy to skip back a chapter and re-listen. A truly fantastic book, providing a great insight into the values of a hugely successful and respected nation. The ideals shared are pertinent to many walks of life, but especially mine as a football (soccer) coach. I now can't wait to start my next book!
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