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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 7 Nov. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FK6ZL44
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Its easy to read style takes you behind the scenes of the All Blacks, one of the worlds' most consistently high performing teams. It takes you into the pitches, locker rooms, practice sessions, selection panels and brutally honest `bunker' room conversations. It gives you pages packed with candid insights, fabulous quotes and powerful wisdoms shared by players and coaches. And then blends these beautifully with work by other leaders and leadership writers.
With some books you get the feeling that it can be condensed to 2 or three sides of A4, and has been expanded to fill a book. Not so this one. 15 sections each pick a theme that are simply packed with good stuff. I'm one of those readers who likes to mark pages and sections of particular interest. Hardly a page of this one was unmarked.
The book shows just how much goes into a great performing team, and how much it goes beyond simply 'winning'. The people speaking have been unflinching in discussing the setbacks and losing, and what they did in those times too. Throughout there's real heart and soul and greater purpose in here.
For me, this is not just a book for sports lovers (though I'm sure they'll love it - loads of stories and insights to share with your mates). In fact I've shown it to people who have little or no interest in sport whatsoever and they wanted a copy too. It goes deeper. I'm imagining it's for anyone who wants to be part of a team that itself wants to create, well, a Legacy through their work in some way.
I love it.
Inspiring, enjoyable, and quite brilliant.
It is full of interesting lessons from the All blacks.
I really enjoyed reading this it made jury service at least tolerable, and it was one that I didn't want to finish
I am not a big rugby fan so didn't recognise some of the situations described in terms of the big games and some of the personalities. I tis however well written and the author keeps relating back to to the core of the book.
If you are looking for some inspiration or a new way of looking at how to lead your team then I would definitely look at this book.
But Kerr also extracts supporting arguments from a number of numerous popular leadership and management sources as not all have books about them the managing pressure was very insightful to me..
Some of his points maybe found by some a little too brief as the book is based on 15 principles over only 225 pages (but personally I read Richie McCaw's and Graham Henry's books straight after for supporting insight), though you get enough of an understanding to work with the principles in this book.
I don't feel you can't be inspired by reading this (or at the very least looking for Haka videos on the internet)
Its refreshing to see how the All Blacks rugby set up has built on years of its tradition, taken an open view of the changing world, and still managed to sublimely combine the best of the amateur ethos and professional methods.
I suggest every football manager in England slips a copy into the kit bag of every player on his excessively expanding payroll who can read, and ask for their views. I think they'd have a hissy fit at having the sweep the changing rooms after an International at Wembley - but what a leveller it would be.
Unusually for me, I couldn't put this book down and read it in 24 hours. By the end I was reeling from the effect of a book that is like a home-coming for leaders who lead for something inspiring and challenging beyond self and beyond profit.
It will be a timeless companion for those committed to creating a Legacy - simple ideas to grasp but not easy to live by, somehow both familiar but also new, and enormously affirming.
One of the most delightful aspects is the way it highlights the importance of heart, soul and humility. It's not called `Winning'. It's called `Legacy'.
So many leadership books go "down and in", helping people to achieve _their_ aims without seemingly a first thought for the wider picture beyond self or their organisation. This is a leadership book that instead comes "up and out", giving people a much bigger view of what their leadership might be like beyond self, beyond their organisation, beyond profit. And from a surprising direction - the super Alpha male environment of the world's top rugby team. What a brilliant mix.
Simply the best leadership book in the field and genuinely a fascinating read for anyone leading big change, whether you are interested in sport or not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant book and I'd highly recommend it. I'm constantly being told by colleagues to read management books and they are all dry, dull and poorly written. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Max
Anyone interested in Sport and a winning culture must read this book!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
An interesting read for a rugby fan and a novel and successful approach to a leadership book.Published 2 months ago by Richard James Coppard
For someone who doesn't read many books, I could hardly put this down. A fresh perspective on leadership that applies to a far reaching audience, not only sports fansPublished 2 months ago by Alexander James Maclean