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Feb 14, 2019

Each week I invite one of my speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

In this episode we are sharing the secrets behind some of the world's elite business, sports and military organisations. My guest is high performance culture expert and best-selling author James Kerr. 

James authored the global best-selling book Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life. 

His work explores what drives the best teams to extraordinary results, including

  • a relentless focus on excellence
  • a collective commitment to an 'uncommon cause'
  • and emphasis on individual accountability

James has advised US and UK Special Forces, Formula 1 teams and Olympic Performance Directors - as well as corporations from Google to PayPal, Red Bull to Unilever, and Shell to Boeing. 


James Kerr is a bestselling author, speaker and business consultant specialising in defining, designing and delivering change for leaders of world-class teams and organisations. His book, Legacy, reveals 15 leadership lessons from the All Blacks, the world’s most successful sporting team, and his corporate clients include HSBC, Boeing, Raffles, UBS and Shell. In the sporting arena he has also worked with UEFA, Team Origin, the RFU, Adidas and the Australian Kangaroos. His key message is that “higher purpose leads to higher performance” and that successful change begins with a values-based, vision-led, purpose driven mindset – and ends without it.

The secrets of Legacy are now available to leaders in all fields through a series of keynote speeches, workshops, engagement programmes and leadership coaching modules. James works with leaders to define, design and deliver life-changing coaching and change programmes, and inspiring workshops and keynote speeches. His brand storytelling agency, Chalk Projects, specialises in bringing strategy to life for some of the world’s most respected businesses, teams and leaders.


James has addressed some of the world’s leading organisations – including HSBC, Post Office, Adidas, Redstone, Lawyers Worldwide, Warners, and Boeing – in conferences and private events on a variety of subjects. His speeches are noted for their ability to address real-world commercial issues via the principles of some of the world’s most successful sports, military, aviation and business teams. Informative, engaging and inspiring.

About Legacy
In Legacy, James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success – sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle the pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you’re gone? What will be your legacy? 

Recorded: 17th January 2019


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