Credibility and trust with Stuart Lancaster

Credibility and trust with Stuart Lancaster

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'When you play for England it's not about what you take, it's about what you give back.'

Braving the rain on a miserable Monday night we made our way to the ME hotel to be buoyed up by a truly inspiring sporting leader, Stuart Lancaster - the England Rugby Head Coach.

Expertly interviewed by Kevin Murray, Stuart was candid, considered, and came across as a down-to-earth guy trying to do the best he can in a difficult job. A situation we imagine many of our members feel each day.

Having coached at every level he has a deep understanding of the game and courage of his convictions. 'I'm always prepared to put my head above the parapet. To be a leader you have to have a point of view', he said.

Relationships are a key part of his leadership style and he makes it a point to have one-to-ones with every single one of his players, which he says are 'emotionally draining, but critical'.

Here are some of our key takeaways from the evening:

  • How you go about your work matters almost as much as results. No team wins every game.
  • Your level of trust is your passport to credibility. Be honest, inspiring and do what you say you are going to do.
  • Leadership starts with culture, then identity, standards, and finally ownership.
  • You follow people because of the way great leaders make you feel.

What did you learn from the evening? Tweet us #stuartlancaster.

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Author: The Marketing Society
Posted: 20 Oct 2014
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