The tricks and tactics of the All Blacks, New Zealand rugby team can lead to success whatever your chosen career
The most successful sporting team in human history. New Zealand’s win-rate over the last 100 years is over 75 per cent. It’s a phenomenal record, and an achievement matched by no other elite team, in any code.
1. Sweep the sheds.
The personal humility is a cardinal value, humility is the core that he All Blacks believe and it’s impossible to achieve stratospheric success without having your feet planted firmly on the ground.
2. Follow the spearhead
In Maori, whanau means ‘extended family’. It’s symbolised by the spearhead. To be effective all of its force must move in one direction.
3. Champions do extra
The philosophy simply means finding incremental ways to do more – in the gym, on the field, or for the team. Continual improvement, the creation of a continual learning environment, and a willingness to spill blood for the jersey.
4. Keep a blue head
‘Red Head’ is an unresourceful state in which you are off task, panicked and ineffective. ‘Blue Head’, on the other hand, is an optimal state in which you are on task and performing to your best ability. The players aim to achieve clarity and accuracy, so they can perform under pressure.
5. Leave the jersey in a better place
Their task is to represent all those who have come before them. Understanding this responsibility creates a compelling sense of higher purpose. It’s a good lesson for us all: if we play a bigger game, we play a more effective game.
Better people make better All Blacks – but they also make better doctors and lawyers, bankers and businessmen, fathers, brothers, and friends.