[EP 20] The All Blacks Business – On-Field Leaders

In this week’s podcast, Mike and Ryan discuss one of New Zealand’s most successful and beloved organizations: The All Blacks. While most don’t associate a rugby team with business, the All Blacks are very much a business organization, whose product happens to be a sport. Their unparalleled success over the […]

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Why the All Blacks are the best in the world

I wrote the first part of Why the All Blacks are the best in the world just before the test against Australia at Eden Park, and the second part after their loss to South Africa in Wellington. Part 1 Because they are the best-trained. Forget Beauden Barrett, the key guy is Steve […]

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Peace in our time

As a natural introvert/learned extravert, I was excited to find an article in the HBR entitled “In a distracted world, solitude is a competitive advantage”. At last, my preference for quiet contemplation was being recognised. The “Disconnect” movement is growing as we struggle to cope with the sheer volume of […]

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Coach the Coach

We all know the impact of coaching on performance – it’s old news.   What is trending is the move from external coaches to internal coaches.  In our own business, we don’t really do much coaching these days, it’s much more about advisory.  In part that’s because we believe that coaching […]

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