Insights on Recruiting the Toughest, Most Talented, and Passionate Players for Your Portfolio Company’s Team
“Rugby is great. The players don’t wear helmets or padding; they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer. I love that.”
– Joe Theismann (American football legend)
Your organization is out to win. You’ve recruited the best players—the stand-outs who are on top of their game. They have the knowledge, strength, skills, and agility to make your team the best.
The strategy is outlined in the playbook. Now your leaders need to execute, make tough—often risky—moves and decisions, and ultimately lead your team to victory, no matter how tough the challenge and situation.
For the 20 teams competing this fall in the Rugby World Cup, this is their story. For the thousands of PE firms and their portfolio companies, this is also their story.
Whether or not you’re a rugby enthusiast, the sport offers a set of 6 lasting values that are honored by ruggers throughout the world and contain important lessons for companies recruiting great talent.