Expect the unexpected

Owen Farrell and the rest of the England team received New Zealand’s haka by unexpectedly forming a V-shaped line-up, something that broke away from the usual shoulder-to-shoulder stance.  What a match it was that followed!

In the attached document, Owen has given some useful insights in his role as Investec’s Ambassador which are, of course,  as relevant to business as they are to rugby.  I thought they are really timely and, as sharing is caring, here they are.

His key points are:

  • Prepare, but don’t fixate
  • Stay open-minded
  • Playing the long game
  • Switching things up
  • Culture is not fixed, values are

I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did.  The world around us is fast paced and confused, so I find ideas crossing over from the world of sport helpful.

Enjoy Saturday morning whoever you may be supporting, or Sunday if you are a Kiwi or Welsh.

‘I believe, if you go into a match with a strategy and some preparation as to what might happen, and maintain a state of clear-mindedness, you can adapt to anything.’
Owen Farrell, England Rugby Captain

By Charles Whelan on 30/10/2019