Legacy - Notes

From self-knowledge comes character and integrity and from this comes leadership – Vince Lombardi’s view

Owen Eastwood lawyer and consultant: Performance=capability+behaviour

Japanese proverb: Vision without action is a dream, action without vision is a nightmare.

4 stages for effective organizational change

  • A case for change
  • A compelling picture of the future
  • A sustained capability to change
  • A credible plan to execute

Emotional power – leaders connect personal meaning to a higher purpose to create belief and a sense of direction. (answer the why question first)

Howard Shultz founder of Starbucks began the company with a singular purpose to create a company where health cover for employees was standard.

Daniel Pink (Drive) 3 factors for motivation in humans, mastery, autonomy and purpose.

Excellence depends on learning, it is a process of evolution, cumulative learning and incremental improvement. Constant learning constant improvement.

Clive Woodward bought in Humphrey Walters who ran a learning and development consultancy MaST international – set out to make wholesale cultural change, driveway to driveway.

‘You can’t fire a cannon out of a canoe’

Success depends on how the team work together under pressure, how they understand and value teamwork, loyalty and willingness to do a 100 things 1% better. – the critical non-essentials. Cyclists called it marginal gains. McLaren F1 call it ‘Tenths’

Any Given Sunday’ this game of inches – ‘on this team we fight for that inch

its not the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe’ Mohammed Ali

A small hole in a canoe will still sink it – or at the very least mean everyone is distracted bailing out the boat!

What you leave behind you is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others’ Pericles – your legacy is what you teach

The first stage of learning is silence, the second stage is listening‘.

It is better to have a thousand enemies outside the tent than one inside the tent’ Arab proverb

Bill Wlash, Vince Lombardi, John Wooden, Clive Woodward all began their tenure by establishing a set of high non-negotiable standards which define expectations and set out the ethos and culture of the team

Great stories happen to those who tell them

Dr Izumi Tabata coached the Japanese speed skating team and noted intensity of sessions delivered key training effect. Training with intensity accelerates personal growth – military principle train hard fight easy

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win’ Bobby Knight basketball coach

Thoughts, emotions, behaviour, performance – control where your thoughts go, manage emotion, control behaviour sustain performance.

All Blacks talk about Blue head not Red head, blue head maintains calm under pressure remains engaged thinks clearly sees options. Red head has tunnel vision and panics.

Inner chamber Luxor Temple in Eygpt ‘Man know thyself and though shalt know the gods’

Honest feedback – ‘in the belly not the back’.

Eastwood – Strong peer to peer interaction is high level of TRUST. Safe vulnerability supported by leaders role modelling behaviour around admissions of mistakes, weaknesses and fears. Essential for safe conflict and confrontation – prerequisite for honest feedback and feedback critical to developing high performance teams.

HPT culture of honesty, authenticity and safe conflict


Integrity comes from the Latin integritas meaning whole and undivided – thoughts words and deeds are one (a measure of reliability and trustworthiness)


Bedrock of clarity, productivity and momentum because everyone does what they say they are going to do.