When a spectator sees more of the game

Alex Bobba's Quality Insights

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Less than 150 days to go until England hosts the Rugby World Cup 2015. This is the third largest sporting event in the world, after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics, and the excitement around the country is beginning to build up.

Whilst many organisations across industries are focused on creating high achievement cultures to deliver a competitive advantage, the 2015 RWC provides an opportunity to draw some parallels between the sport’s elite performers and our businesses.

So, what can we learn from the All Blacks?

Probably the most successful sport team in the world, with an incredible 86% winning record between 2004 and 2011, at the heart of the New Zealand All Blacks’ story is the relentless focus on developing ‘a high-performing, vision and values-based culture’.

In business it can often be difficult to prove to what extent the brand­ – the vision, values…

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