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Rothmans Business Leaders Lecture to give the South’s businesses the competitive edge

Places are already filling up fast for this September’s Business Leaders Lecture from Rugby World Cup Winning coach and successful businessman, Sir Clive Woodward OBE, at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

This prestigious event will give the South’s businesses an opportunity to gain a rare insight into his world-class winning strategies and ability to create high-performing teams.

Sir Clive’s talk will focus on the four main characteristics that he believes all great leaders exhibit in both business and in sport. Using examples from his career in business, rugby and the Olympics, Sir Clive will explain what each of these characteristics are, and importantly, how he coaches each area to create true leadership:

Talent: Successful people and businesses need to have a huge amount of talent, but how do you leverage this talent?

Teachability: How do you maintain your thirst for knowledge and continual improvement as you go higher in organisations?

Pressure: Performing under pressure can be coached and is a vital skill for business leaders.

Attitude: Winning cultures must have the commitment to win, a passion for their area of work and attention to detail.

Drawing upon his unique experience at the very top of elite sport, Sir Clive works with numerous businesses, supporting teams and organisations to develop and improve individual and collective performance. Here are comments from just a few of the global names that have benefitted from presentations by Sir Clive:


Marks & Spencer

“Clive’s approach and enthusiasm struck a real chord with our attendees, as was confirmed when we started hearing talk of Sponges, Rocks and T-CUP around our office.”

Tanith Dodge, Marks & Spencer HR Director



“It was highly enjoyable and entertaining to gain such unique insights into elite sport. The room was buzzing with how lessons from Clive’s presentation could be applied to the way we do business.”

Dan Cobley, Google Managing Director, UK & Ireland



“Sir Clive has the ability to translate his successes as a leader into simple and pragmatic actions, applicable to any business. It is rare to find a sportsperson with such authority on both sport and business.”

Peter Ayliffe, VISA Chairman


The Business Leaders Lecture, which includes refreshments, will be complementary to business guests. Attendees will also be invited to ask Sir Clive questions following his presentation.

For further information, full agenda and to register your interest, please contact your local Rothmans branch.

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