If Better Is Possible

John Buchanan is the most successful cricket coach in history - a remarkableachievement given that when he was appointed in October 1999 to replace GeoffMarsh, many people doubted him due his lack of Test-level experience. He sure proved the critics wrong. Along with current captain Ricky Ponting, Johnhas led the Aussie team to unprecedented success, including a world-record 16consecutive 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 fi vesuccessful years at the helm of the Queensland Bulls, taking them to two Sheffi eldShield titles and two Mercantile Mutual Cup wins. In his fi rst book, he brings his innovative style, his leadership principles and hisvisionary drive to the wider community. He has written a book not only for thesports fan, but for anyone who would like an insight into achieving real, longlastingsuccess, whatever their fi eld 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 ofrole modelsThe importance of backing yourselfThe role of the mentor/coach/teacherCreating a culture of successEff ective communicationScouting the oppositionDealing with egos …

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Hardie Grant Books


01 February 2009


John Buchanan