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FC Barcelona are one of the most successful football clubs in the world. In the four years that Pep Guardiola was in charge they won fourteen of a possible nineteeen trophies – a success rate never matched.
However, what makes FC Barcelona unique is the winning culture that has delivered sustained success for much longer than the customary four-year cycle of an elite team. Lying at the very heart of their success is how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured: practices which are of equal relevance to all organizations trying to channel the activities of their talented individuals for the corporate good.
In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Damian Hughes reveals the key principles that have defined FC Barcelona’s success and shows how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. They are: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership. These are the same principles that are adhered to in successful working environments across any industry.
Drawing on interviews with key architects of the culture, as well as his own extensive experience as a sports psychologist working with leading sports and business institutions, Damian Hughes provides unique insights into the crucial issues confronting the modern corporate environment, and shows how the lessons learnt at FC Barcelona can also be applied to develop your own winning culture.
About the Author
Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to business, education and sporting elite, specialising in the creation of high-performance cultures. He is the author of The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset.
The importance of creating a high performing culture is essential for any leader. Damian's excellent book offers the blueprint to do this. I would encourage you read this. Steve McClaren
Damian's book describes for everyone the importance of not just any culture but certain types of culture, consistently applied, in driving sustainable performance. In these disruptive times, building a winning culture has never been more important nor Damian's book more valuable. John Amaechi OBE
Does culture create competitive advantage? Case closed in this compelling analysis of sporting success. Read it. James Kerr, author of Legacy
Barcelona FC is famed for its winning culture. Damian's book unravels what that means and gives us pointers to adopt such a philosophy in our daily lives. A winning read. Guillem Balague
A powerful book on the important principles of creating a high-performing culture. Eddie Jones, England Rugby Union Head Coach
ISBN: 9781509804429 ISBN-10: 1509804420 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 224 Published: 14th August 2018 Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.35