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Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul McGinley

Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul McGinley on moulding different personalities into a cohesive, winning unit

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What can sporting legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul McGinley teach us about leadership? They achieved greatness in the world of football and golf respectively by developing and leading diverse teams to glory. But how, and what lessons did they learn along the way?


In this video, ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex and McGinley, captain of the European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup, speak to Randall S Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute, about how complacency kills success. They also talk about managing diverse teams, building for the future and why governing bodies need to do more in the wake of recent sporting scandals.


This film is part of a series of videos on leadership. Watch effective teamwork and the next generation of leaders.

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