Sir Clive Woodward on Personal Development

England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning Head Coach, Sir Clive Woodward, will be delivering the closing keynote address at the GCMA Conference in Burton-upon-Trent this November (15-17th):

I believe great teams are made of great individuals. When I took over the rugby team I wanted each player to take personal responsibility to become the best in the world in their position. If we had 15 players who were the best in their position the team would have great chance of being successful.

Throughout my sporting career I have placed a big emphasis on personal development. By setting long term goals, paying attention to detail and planning I believe you have a much greater chance of success, whether that be in sport or business.

Teams who assume they have all the knowledge are likely to only come second – whether in sport or business. Winning teams are those that became best at capturing and processing knowledge and then applying it in practice.

A successful coach and leader is one who can effectively capture and share their knowledge. I hope that people come away from my presentation with an understanding of why knowledge is important and a process to highlight the Winning Moves – those practices crucial to success for their organisations.

Sir Clive Woodward

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GCMA 2015 Conference
St George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent
Sunday 15 – Tuesday 17 November

By Mike Hyde

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