James Kerr is the author of the international best-selling book Legacy – What The All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business Of Life.
As a business advisor, Kerr has over 25 years’ experience delivering game-changing solutions for world-class clients such as HSBC, Shell and KPMG.
In his book Legacy, James unpicks the secrets of the world’s most successful sporting team, the All Blacks.
The book has been described as ‘seminal‘ by the Independent newspaper and ‘unputdownable‘ by Bloomberg.
The Daily Telegraph called it the ‘modern version of Vince Lombardi’s guides to coaching‘ and also said ‘for those searching for genuine keys to team culture, it is manna from heaven.’
“It’s the second time I’ve seen James and the messages that he is able to convey using the examples from the All Blacks are extremely powerful and transferable into the business environment. The session went down very well with the team.”
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International Keynote Speaker
As a leading keynote speaker, James explores what drives the best teams to extraordinary results.
He highlights areas such as:
- Relentless focus on excellence.
- Collective commitment to an ‘uncommon cause’.
- Trust and individual initiative.
- Clear, candid and compelling communication.
- Individual accountability, integrity and genuine humility.
- Creating a climate in which ‘leaders create leaders’
As well as small, elite teams, Kerr also addresses challenges faced by larger organisations including:
- The impact of female leaders in previously male dominated environments.
- The challenges of engaging millennials.
- The shift from a transactional towards a transformative leadership style.
- Personal Leadership.
- Ethics and Integrity.
- Marginal gains and incremental improvement.
- Values and vision-setting.
- Resilience in adversity.
James Kerr has advised US and UK Special Forces, Formula 1 teams, America’s Cup crews, Premier League football managers, Olympic Performance Directors – as well as many corporations from Google to PayPal, Vodafone to Dyson, HSBC to Roche, Red Bull to Unilever and Shell to Boeing.