When it comes to teamwork, elite sports professionals are at the top of the tree. Few other careers expose people to such intense public scrutiny, with every team member’s actions watched and scrutinised in real time by tens of thousands of people. So it was a huge honour (and challenge!) when the directors of two of the UK’s most famous premiership rugby clubs asked us to work with them this year to improve the effectiveness of their already impressive squads.
The big difference is they didn’t want physical or skills based exercises on a pitch. They needed a much more personal experience, working with everyone in the club to find and unlock the individual personal strengths in a team and harness them to generate better results.
Lessons from sport:
Lessons from business