40 Minute Mentor

November 15, 2023

Replay: Sir Clive Woodward – Coaching Champions from the Rugby World Cup to the Boardroom

In our first episode of our 40 Minute Mentor Replay series, we’re re-visiting our episode with the brilliant Sir Clive Woodward, World Cup winning England Rugby coach and former Director of Sport for the London 2012 Olympics. 

After spending his childhood with big dreams of becoming a professional footballer, it was playing rugby at his local club as a kid that started Sir Clive down the path to becoming the first England Coach to lift the Rugby World Cup in 2003.

Sir Clive Woodward on 40 Minute Mentor
“People often say to me, sport is different from business, it’s not. Business is about delivering results through people.”

Sir Clive Woodward

Tune in to discover

Sir Clive’s first ever job at Xerox [02:20]
The power of failures and setbacks [04:13]
The realities of being the first full time professional Rugby coach [05:34]
Delivering results through people, in business and in sport [07:03]
The moment that trumped England's World Cup win, at a pub in New Zealand [11:23]
Great teams are made of great individuals - the magic formula [14:29]
Managing a range of personalities when building team culture [16:51]
Ensuring people in your team feel safe to speak their mind [20:23]
CTUP - the framework needed for winning and handling pressure [22:29]
How Clive uses 3D learning to build high performing teams [26:29]
The simple but powerful habits to build a healthy lifestyle [29:32]
Staying hungry for learning and following what you love [33:15]
A leadership lesson: The best ideas come from the team [36:34]
The importance of creative abrasion [38:13]
Bringing successful people into a team, shining a light on mentorship [40:03]
Sir Clive’s legacy: Making it to the top, and being inclusive [43:16]

Listen on

Helpful links


➡️ Connect with Sir Clive: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirclivewoodward/
➡️ Find out more about his Apex2100 Ski Academy: https://www.apex2100.org/ 

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