Jul 16, 2020
#9 Coach Justin Langer on "walking excellence" and living "the reality" (not just "the dream")
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This is my conversation with Justin Langer, head coach of the Australian Men's National Cricket team, the #1 ranked cricket team in the world, in a sport that is the #2 most watched sport in the world.

From my view, this was a master-class in building and maintaining elite team culture. Justin takes me to school on what it takes to stay grounded while leading one of the most elite athletic teams in the world. Yet, the team's world #1 ranking pales in comparison to Justin's energy and love for cricket that started when he was a child.

Finally, straight from J.L.'s epic quote room in Perth, Australia, he reminds me of a few quips that he keeps top of mind everyday:

  • "If you preach excellence and walk mediocrity you're nothing more than a common liar."
  • "The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment."
  • "Most people want to live the dream but they can't live the reality."

Watch the documentary here: The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team

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