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    Transcending boundaries: John Buchanan, renowned Australian Cricket Team coach, on leadership


    In the latest perspective in our Transcending Boundaries series, John Buchanan, renowned Australia cricket coach and founder of Buchanan Success Coaching, makes the case to go beyond boundaries in business and sport. With uncertainty faced by both, leaders need to “keep their eyes on the ball” and expand the horizons of the team. He argues that boundaries are only truly transcended when companies and sports teams can ‘win’ by consistently and continually dominating their market place.

    Buchanan outlines 6 key pieces of advice that have helped him to achieve unparalleled success in world cricket history, and will help business leaders across all disciplines to unlock consistent ‘winning performance’. These include The Vision, The Leadership Culture, The Learning Environment, The Talent Base, The Success Measures and The Coaching process. He concludes that various styles adopted by leaders of a business or sports team are done to keep staff or players on a mission – “to chase the high performance vision”.

    John became the Australian Cricket Team coach in 1999 and led the team to a World Record of sixteen straight Test match wins and an unbeaten record of 24 one day international victories in two successful World Cups.

    At the time of his retirement as coach, the Australian Cricket Team was the World Cup Champions and Test Cricket World Champions. His record of victories makes John the most successful coach in history with a winning record of over 75% since 1999. John has proved extremely popular in the corporate sector with his unique but successful skills as a trainer and motivator. Companies that have benefited from John’s presentations including – Vale, BHP Billiton, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, MLC, KPMG, Telstra, Queensland Cotton, HSBC, Qld Government, Daimler Chrysler/Mercedes, PGA Australia, the English FA and ECB. Read the latest perspective here.

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