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  • Lessons from My Life in Rugby
  • By: Eddie Jones
  • Narrated by: Sam Haft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Summary

What does it take to become one of the most successful coaches in the world?

Eddie Jones is one of the most successful sports coaches of all time. From coaching three different nations to Rugby World Cup Finals and with a winning record with England of nearly 80 per cent, Eddie Jones knows what it takes to lead and manage high-performance teams. 

What can sport teach us about leadership?

For the first time, Eddie Jones shows just what it takes to be a leader in a high-performance and high-pressure environment and how these lessons can be applied to every walk of life, from coaching the U9 rugby team to leading a multinational organisation to simply doing your job better.

Have a voracious ambition to improve every day.

As he explains the High Performance Cycle of Success at the heart of his philosophy, Eddie Jones reveals the lessons he has learnt from Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola as well as from the founder of Uniqlo and Ron Adams from the NBA. He also gives a detailed analysis of his own performance as a coach as well as how he gets the best out of the players and coaches around him and what he saw in Tom Curry that no one else saw, which makes him think that he could be the next Richie McCaw.  

Always start with the end in mind.

Drawing on stories of nearly 30 years of coaching, including the 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2019 World Rugby campaigns, the full story of England's 2021 Six Nations campaign as well as why it takes humour, humility and relentless curiosity to lead an eclectic mix of superstars from Maro Itoje to James Haskell, George Smith to Kyle Sinckler to create teams that are relentlessly hungry to win, Leadership is the ultimate rugby book about what it takes to be the best.

Written with Donald McRae, two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, Leadership is the book for anyone who wants to learn how to build and lead a team to success.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Edie Jones (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Outstanding

As part of my role I have read many books on leadership to support the people I train each day and would highly recommend this book to entrepreneurs and coaches and leaders in the sporting world! So many take aways and lessons for life too.

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Excellent - loved it

So many lessons and takeaways from a master coach who as he says himself is continually learning and evolving.

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A very interesting view of leadership!

A thorough view of leadership skills and various experiences applied from Eddie's wealth of rugby knowledge.

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One of the best Leadership books I’ve read

Really interesting book. Eddie Jones comes across really well throughout, and even if you don’t like his persona in the media, you’ll appreciate his work ethic & passion