Legacy Lesson #1 – Sweep The Sheds
The book starts off with a bang saying “Never Be Too Big to Do the Small Things.” You see this everywhere in life. People always start of learning to love and appreciate the little things they need to do and most of the time that is what makes them successful. The All Blacks are one of the best teams in the world in any sport, and you would expect the book would start with hard work right? Nope, for this team, hard work is just assumed.
It starts talking about how some of the best athletes in the world sweep sheds. The reason they can clean the sheds is due to the humility and ride balance they have. They have humility for the magnitude of the tasks they have to handle, but they have pride in their performance. That humility means that playing on the best team in the world does not say that you are too good to clean up after yourself.
One line I love that every person can apply to their lives is “What is it that needs doing, that I know something about, that probably won’t happen unless I take responsibility for it? The reason this question is jam-packed is that it can be applied anywhere. It does not matter if you’re on a sports team, at school, work, or just hanging out in the home. We all know of things we are aware of and can take responsibility for knowing that no one else will, and yet we often choose not to.
The All Blacks have a strong team and culture because they have individuals willing to be a team and willing to improve their discipline. If you are not able to sweep the shed after you mess it up then how could you be depended to carry the team on your shoulders? If you were not willing to get the fundamentals right, you would not be able to get anything right.
Legacy Lesson #2 – When You’re On Top of Your Game Change Your Game
They Book Mentions Four Stages for Organizational Change
- A Case for Change
- A Compelling Picture of the Future
- A Sustained Capability to Change
- A Credible Plan to Execute
Legacy Lesson #3 – Champions Do Extra
The All Blacks are about giving everything you have for the team. They have an “ALL IN” attitude to everything they do.
First, to arrive at practice and the last to leave – Champions do Extra. They know that there no crowds lining that extra mile. When they are on that road they are alone.