“The highest levels of performance are underpinned by the deepest levels of belief.”
Stuart Lancaster would know. As Senior Coach of Leinster Rugby, he helped the Dublin-based club to win the European Rugby Champions Cup and the Pro14 league championship in 2018 and they are in the hunt to repeat that feat this year.
He argues that belief is essential in those moments when the going gets tough: “Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion – we rise or fall to our levels of training.”
In this final instalment in Lancaster’s module on the qualities of a great leader, he delves into the importance of using training to build a reputation to counter the character of rival teams, as well as the significance of establishing two points of difference – attributes that set your team apart in defence and attack – on which a leader can construct a team’s self-belief and confidence.
- 1. Lessons With Lancaster: 3 Top Tips for Building a Great Team
- 1.2 Lessons With Lancaster: Introduction to Communication – Connection & Extension
- 1.3 Lessons With Lancaster: 20 Tips on How Leaders Can Improve their Communication
- 1.4 Lessons With Lancaster: Maximising Your Energy for the Greatest Connection
- 1.5 Lessons With Lancaster: 10 Leadership Qualities That Set the Best Coaches Apart
- 2.1 Lessons With Lancaster: 19 Qualities of Great Leaders
- 2.2 Lessons With Lancaster: 10 Emotional Characteristics of Inspiring Leaders
- 2.3 Lessons With Lancaster: Developing Your Credibility as a Leader
- 2.4 Lessons With Lancaster: Building Your Leadership Philosophy
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