Eddie Jones: Leadership

There aren’t many books that you know are going to be groundbreaking before you open up that first page, but that’s certainly the case with England head coach Eddies Jones’ new book, Leadership. And what makes us so sure of ourselves with such a bold statement? Well, Eddie Jones is one of the most successful sports coaches of all time. That’s how. This is a man who over many years has steered some of the worlds best teams (and some of the worse, Japan had an average score against a tier one country was 85-0 before he took over) from a school supply teacher in Australia to coaching three different nations to Rugby World Cup Finals and a man with an England winning record of nearly 80%, Eddie Jones knows more than most about what it takes to lead and manage high-performance teams. In his new book, Leadership, Eddie explains the High-Performance cycle of success which is at the heart of his philosophy and reveals the lessons he has learnt from the coaching greats such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola as well as from the founder of Uniqlo and Ron Adams from the NBA. He also gives a detailed analysis of his own performance as a coach as well as how he gets the best out of the players and coaches around him. From what he saw in Tom Curry that no one else saw, to how he feels about the next few years leading up to the world cup. The overall book is an accessible, thought-provoking and effective way that helps its readers implement Eddie Jones’ plans and strategies into their own teams to get the best out of them. Whether it be a start-up or a high performance sports team, this book will help you gain that reknown Eddie Jones mastery. In this enchanting read Eddie includes tales about the 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2019 World Rugby campaigns and how he adapted and overcame highs and lows as well as the full story of England’s 2021 Six Nations campaign. He also focuses on why it takes humour, humility and relentless curiosity to lead an eclectic mix of superstars from Maro Itoje to James Haskell, George Smith to Kyle Sinckler, and creating teams that are relentlessly hungry to win. This then isn’t simply a book, its a masterpiece in man-management and leadership.

The Eddie Jones CV

1998-2001: ACT Brumbies, Canberra
2001-05: Australia (Head Coach Position)
2007: Queensland Reds (Head Coach Position)
2007: South Africa (Technical Director
2007-09: Saracens (Consultant / Director Of Rugby)
2009-12: Suntory Sungoliath (Head Coach Position)
2012-15: Japan (Head Coach Position)
2015-Present: England (Head Coach Position)

Leadership: Lessons from my life in rugby by Eddie Jones with Donald McRae (Macmillan, £10.00)


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