Why Leadership in Rugby Inspires Business Leaders with Lee Mears, former member of the British & Irish Lions (MDE418)

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Minter Dialogue with Lee Mears

Lee Mears is a hooker of repute. He played sixteen years as a professional rugby player, appearing in 263 matches for the Bath Rugby Club, earning 42 international caps representing England and playing for the prestigious British and Irish Lions. Today, Lee is an executive coach at The Preston Associates and co-founder of T-Cup, a technology that helps companies to measure and address well-being issues. In this conversation, we discuss the way rugby has been evolving, how does one define leadership in rugby and how it differs when you move from the club to national to the Lions team. We look at the importance of well-being, Lee’s life lessons, useful and transferable elements for business executives as well as the T-Cup initiative.

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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s (please excuse the quality of the sound!).

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