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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 5

#RWC2015 Lesson 5

#RWC2015 Lesson 5

In sport, the term Home Ground Advantage is often heard. The term implies that the team playing at “home” has an advantage over the other team. On a superficial level this makes sense as they should have more fans and these fans should rally against the opposing team to create a hostile environment for the opposing team. What we can learn from the 2015 Rugby World Cup is that home ground advantage cannot guarantee success.

Lesson 5 – Don’t rely on Home Ground Advantage 

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 4

#RWC2015 Lesson 4

#RWC2015 Lesson 4

The Rugby World Cup 2015 is turning out to be one of the best ever. The Namibian rugby team is doing us all proud in showing their fighting spirit in taking on the bigger nations.

Continuing our series of articles on what we can learn from Rugby World Cup 205 and how to apply it to the world of leadership and sport. The lesson after round 3 of the world cup: Rugby, like business is not romantic

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 3

#RWC2015 Lesson 3

#RWC2015 Lesson 3

Rugby and sport in general gives us many moments that allow us to reflect and apply the lessons form the playing field to the real world of the boardroom, the classroom or workstation. Continuing with the series of articles on the lessons we can learn form the Rugby World Cup 2015. The third lesson: Keep perspective.

Keeping perspective is all about trying to focus on what you are doing right now and not to be overwhelmed by all the circumstances and events around you.

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 2

#RWC2015 Lesson 2

#RWC2015 Lesson 2

Most people in the rugby world will probably continue to talk about the shock result of Japan beating South Africa at the Rugby World Cup 2015. The scale of this upset will be remembered for many years.

However, are there any lessons we can learn from this incident and apply it to our own management style and leadership repertoire?

What can we learn from this upset? Hire for attitude, train skills later. In previous articles we have written about this very important concept in the area of recruitment and selection of staff. The challenge is always to find the right people for your organisation. 

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 1

#RWC2015 Lesson 1

#RWC2015 Lesson 1

Sport provides us with many opportunities to analyse human behaviour and group dynamics. Often this happens under an intense amount of stress that is not easily replicated in other situations.

In sport the stressful situations last for 90 or 100 minutes before passing again. In business the stressful situations are most commonly felt over longer periods of time and may lead to chronic stress and even burnout. With this said we can learn many valuable lessons from sport that we can apply to our organisational environments to improve effectiveness.

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