J ohn Buchanan who served as the Head Coach of the Australian cricket team to begins the series “The Coaches Coach”.Appointed in October 1999, Buchanan helped steer the team to unprecedented success.At one stage his record was 15 wins from 15 games played as Head Coach.
Sport played at the top level, whether professional or amateur, is a cauldron of scrutiny from media, fans, sponsors, selectors and peers. Each contest is measured and viewed on publicly displayed scoreboards. Every day, athletes are tested for their match day readiness. And sport is about winning or losing – that is the game.
Sitting in behind the highs and lows of individuals or teams is the coach. Striving to win the silverware, yet mindful of not driving a culture of ‘win at all costs’. Knowing as their athlete or team walks onto the playing arena, the coach has little control or influence and knowing their career is often tenuous at best.
Sport is a wonderful teaching and learning medium for leadership, how to create a peak performance culture, dealing with egos, taking teams and people from good to great, data analysis and performance measurement, and more.
However, it is not enough to ‘sit inside the dressing rooms’. It is essential to be expertly guided through all the interactions that happen in sport and which provide a multitude of lessons on leadership and coaching.
You’ll be able to manage down fine mate, that’s not the problem , its managing up will be your great challenge.. – Justin Langer on Coaches Coach
GUEST: Justin Langer, an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer. He is the current coach of the Australia men’s national team, having been appointed to the role in May 2018 following a ball tampering scandal under the previous head coach, Darren Lehmann. A left-handed batsman, Langer is best known for his partnership with Matthew Hayden as Australia’s test opening batsmen during the early and mid-2000s, considered one of the most successful ever. Representing Western Australia domestically, Langer played English county cricket for Middlesex and Somerset. He holds the record for the most runs scored at fit-class level by an Australian.
In this Series ” The Coaches Coach” John Buchanan identifies the struggles and the philosophies of senior accountable members of the sports bodies to enlighten tips and tricks in getting the best out of yourself and members around your tribe or team.