Winston’s selection this week is Legacy by James Kerr.

In what is fast becoming a modern classic, James Kerr’s take on the All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby Team), pulls out 15 lessons on leadership from one of the most successful elite sports teams of all time.

Winston’s highlight, was chapter – 6) Whanau, The All Blacks stated policy of ‘No Dickheads’ excludes highly talented prima-donnas – a policy he deeply agrees with!

On a more serious note, James Kerr’s Legacy looks into the daily practices and beliefs of such a highly successful team is essential learning for anyone who wants to perform at the highest level possible. A truly engaging and insightful read/audibook.

Winston’s Words of Wisdom | Legacy by James KerrJames Kerr’s Leadership Lessons

1) Character
2) Adapt 
3) Purpose
4) Responsibility
5) Learn
6) Whanau 
7) Expectations
8) Preparation
9) Pressure
10) Authenticity
11) Sacrifice
12) Language
13) Ritual
14) Whakapapa
15) Legacy

Have a read / listen to Legacy by James Kerr or read a review of the book at 15 Lessons in Leadership You Can Learn from the All Blacks – Raz Bachar

This is his summary:

The All Blacks, New Zealand national rugby team, are the most successful professional sports franchise in history, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. Legacy dives deep to uncover what is needed in developing an extraordinary high-performance culture and how to maintain it over time. What do we — as individuals, companies, and teams — learn from them? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle the pressure? What do you leave behind you after you’re gone? What will be your legacy?

Legacy: 15 Lessons in Leadership by James Kerr — What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life

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