Tag Archives: Skills

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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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 2)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

A small red spot on the glove of golfer Louis Oosthuizen is credited with playing a critical role in his winning of The Open Championship at St Andrews in 2010.

The idea came from Karl Morris, a Manchester sports psychologist who was asked to help Oosthuizen improve his concentration before starting his swing after a string of disappointing results in previous golfing events.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 1)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at some ideas on how to improve the mental game of golf.

Ben Crenshaw (Masters Winner ’84 & ’95) said: “I am about 5 inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance from my left ear to my right.” Improving your mental game will allow you to improve your score from your inbox.

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What it means to be a Leader

What It Means to Be a Leader

What It Means to Be a Leader

On of the primary reasons leadership and for leaders to exist, is to get things done. There are political leaders and business leaders, but leadership is needed in many other areas of life. Families need leadership. Schools and universities need leadership. Non-profit and charitable organizations need leadership. In fact, whenever there is an opportunity for two or more people to collaborate in order to get something done, leadership is a key ingredient.

In light of this need for leadership, the first question many will ask is, “What makes someone a great leader?” and this should make you question why one person is better at leading and to work for than another and in turn, what it means to be a great leader?

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