If Better Is Possible

John Buchanan is the most successful cricket coach in history - a remarkable achievement given that when he was appointed in October 1999 to replace Geoff Marsh, many people doubted him due his lack of Test-level experience. He sure proved the critics wrong. Along with current captain Ricky Ponting, John has led the Aussie team to unprecedented success, including a world-record 16 consecutive Test match victories; 2001, 2002-03 and 2006-07 Ashes triumphs; the2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa; a victorious 2004 tour of India; andthe team's fi rst-ever ICC Champions Trophy, and the recent 2007 ICC World Cupin the West Indies. Prior to coaching Australia, John coached Middlesex in the UK as well as five successful years at the helm of the Queensland Bulls, taking them to two Sheffield Shield titles and two Mercantile Mutual Cup wins. In his first book, he brings his innovative style, his leadership principles and hisvisionary drive to the wider community. He has written a book not only for the sports fan, but for anyone who would like an insight into achieving real, long lasting success, whatever their field of endeavour. Each chapter is short and punchy and written in an entertaining, accessible way- perfect for the busy employee or employer, parent or coach who wants easyto-grasp, ‘take-home' value. Such as: Achieving mental toughness, thinking outside the square, the importance of role models, The importance of backing yourself, the role of the mentor/coach/teacher, Creating a culture of success, effective communication, Scouting the opposition, Dealing with egos …

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21cm x 14cm






Hardie Grant Books


01 November 2007


John Buchanan