From the image its clear that England were focused on winning the sychological battle from the outset!
Can you imagine the amount of prep that goes into a Coaches manual planning for such a result!
A simple coaching technique the coaching staff may well have applied could have been the ‘GROW’ model!
G = Goal (To beat the Allblacks)
R = Reality (Faced with taking on the 3-in-a-row chasing RWC winners)
O = Options (Here the Coach will decide how their team will play, asking ‘What else?’ can be done to ensure optimum performance – this is the Research & Planning phase)
W = Way forward (At this point the Coach has a clear vision of how to go ahead & achieve their Goals. They will communicate this to the team & will ask direct Q’s of team members – ‘What are you prepared to do today to achieve this goal? etc. This will ensure Ownership & Accountability👍)
It’s obvious that Good Coaching has a vital part to play in successful goal-setting, whether that be in Sport OR Business!
At the “Option” phase, the best Coaches / Managers will apply a rowthmindset to think outside the box in an effort to come up with the best possible suggestions!