With the new rugby season just about to kick off, it's an interesting time to see how the current European Champions tick, in this article we take a quick look and see how it can translate to business.
In business, a great Leader will create teams and lead them to optimal performance.
He/she will recognize the importance of embracing differences in people and know how to connect the dots amongst those differences. This is what cultivates an environment of continuous improvement, innovation and initiative. Great leaders foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovate mindset where each member learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the team. In its own way the same is true in sport, hence I found this to be a fascinating read from Mathew Syed, more recently referred to as The Ping Pong Guy!
Where Saracens go from here is anybody’s guess but, whatever happens, their culture is likely to prove an enduring asset. Like great leaders and educationalists, their management has realised that character and initiative, so often stifled in our world, must be given a chance to flourish.