With no referee, there is no game of rugby

Guinness Pro14 Rugby, Referee, Edinburgh Rugby, Scottish Rugby

Let’s talk referees. Seems to be a vogue topic. Well it certainly is for Richard Cockerill. And it always is for my fellow Radio Scotland analyst Peter Wright. The last four weeks there have been so many inaccurate decisions or non-decisions that it’s actually becoming a joke.” The view of Cockerill after Edinburgh’s 16 – […]

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“That’s not what I meant…”

Team Scotland, Commonwealth Youth Games, Leadership, Teamwork, Passion, Support

There’s more to communication than what you say I gave an overview of my experiences leading Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games ( ). One of the important areas I found was how the team communicated. Previously, I touched on the What’s App group we had. This allowed for immediate dissemination of information. It […]

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Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games, Bahamas 2017

Some time in early December 2016 I was asked about the role of Team Leader for the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games. Obviously the location sounded attractive. However so did the opportunity it presented. Reasons included: help develop young Scottish athletes, work with an exciting and ambitious management team, challenge, and hopefully improve myself, operating […]

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Team-Building. Teams Need Personalities.

Allow for individual expression within a team building context to promote effective teams

An interesting article from the Harvard Business Review on team effectiveness, and how to build a successful team. Thanks to Vicky Russell for sharing the link on Twitter. This relates to my previous article posted on ( about the importance of individual expression in building a successful team. When it comes to team building […]

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