“Communication in general is the most important thing in rugby. The game can be made so much easier with a simple bit of communication.” Keith Earls – Ireland Winger speaking in an interview last week.
There are similarities between a well-managed business and a team playing at the top of its game, and the three essentials as I see them:
Some of the finest moments from this year’s Six Nations have been instances of complete trust; either in self or others. Take Johnny Sexton’s injury time drop goal from 45 metres to snatch victory – serious trust in the training and self-belief won that game. You can read more about the value of trust in last month’s blog here.
This post focuses on how excellent communication is equally vital, how it is tangible and a skill that can be learned. Just as in business, all members of the team need to be able to communicate effectively, and this takes many forms.