Hodder to publish Woodward success guide after Rugby World Cup

Hodder to publish Woodward success guide after Rugby World Cup

Hodder & Stoughton will publish an “entertaining and informative” guide to success from ex-England coach Sir Clive Woodward after the Rugby World Cup.

How To Win: Talent Alone Is Not Enough will be released on 28th November after sports publisher Roddy Bloomfield acquired world rights direct from Woodward.

The book includes analysis from Woodward on the World Cup and performances of players and coaches but is “much more than the story of a tournament”.

Its synopsis explains: “It is the distillation of a philosophy of leadership developed during a lifetime in high-performance environments, from the rugby field to the boardroom. Tapping into his experience of winning the 2003 World Cup, being a part of the leadership team that delivered Olympic success in 2012 and lessons drawn from Japan 2019, Woodward identifies 15 key attributes for success and delivers a go-to manual in how to improve both individual and team performance in order to reach the pinnacle in sport and in business.”

Bloomfield said: “Hodder published Winning! by Clive Woodward shortly after he had coached England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The book is still in print. Needless to say we are delighted to be publishing a second book by Clive, this time matching up his widely respected leadership principles and drawing on the story of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan with a fascinating blend of analysis, insight and anecdote.”

Woodward added: “I am delighted to be able to write another book with Roddy and Hodder. I’ve had a lot of varied and fascinating experiences across sport and business since winning the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and I appreciate the opportunity to share the lessons learned along the way. I hope it’s an informative and enjoyable read.”