- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Constable & Robinson (December 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 147210353X
- ISBN-13: 978-1472103536
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 242 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
James Kerr is a best-selling author, award winning creative director and brand consultant and advises leading companies - and the leaders of those companies - on brand, identity, advertising, internal communications and transformational culture change. He is the bestselling author of The Alphabet of the Human Heart and a former captain of the Waihi School 'Under Six Stone' rugby team.
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"In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business."
Focus on that last part about lessons for leadership and business. That is most definitely what the author provides.
As for the rest of it, I have my issues. The description makes it sound like the story of the All Blacks is the core material. In particular, the team's transformation after a period of uncharacteristic under-performance is meant to be the main focus. While that story provides a framework, that's about all. You can perhaps work out the time line of that transition, but it's presented piecemeal. One of my problems with the book was that at points I didn't know where the author was in the All Blacks history when he shared certain stories. It was rather annoying.
Also, the All Blacks are not the only references the author makes. He includes ideas from the likes of Phil Jackson and Bill Walsh as well, in terms of sports. There are a number of non-sports references too.
Obviously, I have no problem with references to all-time great coaches. Sometimes the language of the text is a little too stereotypical of leadership books, and there is too much repetition of certain elements for my taste. Overall, though, the "lessons", concepts, and explanations are quite worthwhile.
Overall, I'd say this is a book worth reading if you go into it with the right set of expectations.
Great job James Kerr and the All Blacks. I don't understand the game of rugby, but what makes y'all good is the team's character and good character is universal.