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Lessons from the #RWC2015 – Lesson 10

#RWC2015 Lesson 10

#RWC2015 Lesson 10

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is over, but we are not done yet. 9 lessons seemed like such an odd number to stop our series. Therefore we decided to continue with at least one more and even in the subsequent weeks following the end of the world cup there are lessons to be learnt.

The reigning World Champions New Zealand continues to show the way forward in the rugby world and showing us in business how to improve our own businesses.

This weeks lesson: Succession Planning

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 9

#RWC2015 Lesson 9

#RWC2015 Lesson 9

The Rugby World Cup of 2015 has come to an end. It has been one of the best ever. (At least according to the BBC). More importantly, the All Blacks of New Zealand have managed to do what no other team has ever managed to do; successfully defending the World Cup. This also takes their tally to 3 World Cups, which is more than any other country.

Our lesson this week (and potentially the last one of this series): Company Culture takes you home. 

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 8

Lesson 8

Lesson 8

The 2015 Rugby World Cup has given us so many opportunities to learn and apply lessons from the rugby field to the boardroom and workshop. In rugby, much has been said about the friendships between rugby players from different teams when they are off the field.

Players like Schalk Burger often tell tales of joining the opposition team for beers in their change room after a particularly brutal encounter on the rugby field. South African coach Heyneke Meyer even received a text message of encouragement from their biggest rival for the ultimate prize after defeat to Japan in their first game. This week’s lesson: Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. 

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 7

#RWC2015 Lesson 7

#RWC2015 Lesson 7

The 2015 edition will go down as one of the best World Cups yet. It has had everything. There have been brave displays by the so called minnows. Close battles at the top echelon of World Rugby. Shock defeats and an embarrassing exit by the hosts. This display of rugby has given us plenty of opportunity to draw lessons from rugby and apply it to the world of work. In past articles we had a look at Home Ground Advantage, Leadership, and Keeping Perspective.

This weeks’ lesson: Playing with the best makes you better

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 6

#RWC2015 Lesson 6

#RWC2015 Lesson 6

The Rugby World Cup 2015 has given plenty of opportunities to learn lessons from sport and apply it business This week’s lesson is: Follow the Leader. We all know and (used to) love this children’s’ game where you stand in a line behind an elected “leader” who continues to do a variety of things while the rest of the line have to copy the leader’s moves.

Sport and business are much like this where the employees copy the behaviour of leaders and forms the organisational culture. In a conversation with 99fm in Namibia about workplace values we highlight the importance of the leadership in an organisation when it comes to creating culture. 

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