To be the best, learn from the best.
Over the past 4 weeks, I've been doing just that.
The All Blacks are one of the most successful teams in history. They have sustained a win rate of over 86 percent across decades. How do they do it?
Success leaves clues. One of the clues is a focus on developing Mental Skills.
I've been training with Aaron Walsh, mental skills coach at Chiefs Rugby. A team with several current and former All Blacks.
It's been a fascinating journey. Learning how to help leaders develop mental skills. To be able to think correctly under pressure. To make better decisions when it matters most.
I've summarised the 5 lessons:
- Move towards an integrated coaching model
- Focus on strengths, be aware of weaknesses
- Manage interference
- Translate values into behaviours that impact performance
- Be a tradesperson, not a philosopher
I've already started to integrate many of these lessons into how I lead and coach. Just today I was working with a leader on how to manage interference.
If you'd like to learn more, reply to this email with your questions.