The Barcelona Way: Unlocking the DNA of a Winning Culture
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.
'A powerful book on the important principles of creating a high-performing culture.'
Eddie Jones, England RFU Head Coach
As for the book itself, it's good. It blends the story of FC Barcelona and Pep Guardiola with an analysis of leadership and commitment culture ideas. It's a fun read, enjoyable as much for the look at Barcelona as for the application, and I think Hughes has plenty of good thoughts to offer this field of study.
There are some sentences inside the book that for sure I will use in the future, for example que Culture definition: “Culture is what happens when the leader isn’t in the room, which is of course most of the time”
If you like football and want to know how to develop a h ...more
1. Targeted leadership
2. Authentic leadership
3. The tenth Man rule
4. The necessity of skills and intelligence key in shaping a winning culture
5. Finally, I am going to read this book again and repeat the process till I can quote ...more
1. A detailed account of the start of Pep Guardiola's career. One of the best managers of all time, you can see how he has embodied the lessons that this book provides and therefore is a great example for there effectiveness in the real world.
2. The second part is the main point of the book - How to create a winning team - One main takeaway is how the culture of a business and the meshing of indivi ...more
This is about how Pep as he is fondly called built the la masia the academy and winning culture in barcelona.It was no doubt he came from the ranks of players to become award winning coach.Many of his principles still continue to guide the team and players. Shocking was how such a stellar player like Ronaldinho was shown the way due to his party culture and out of form and lack of col-linearity with barcelona system. it is a self he ...more