The RBN chats leadership and management with ex Australia Cricket coach, John Buchanan

The RBN chats leadership and management with ex Australia Cricket coach, John Buchanan

After a record-breaking 8-year stint leading the Australian Cricket side, which included two World Cup wins and an Ashes whitewash, John Buchanan is now a successful business coach. Here, John answers our questions on the parallels between sport and business and the keys to successful leadership. How did you get into coaching? I always played [...]

Dubai hosts another fantastic TRBN Event

Dubai hosts another fantastic TRBN Event

Here are just a few pictures from the Dubai Rugby Business Network event recently held at the JW Marriott with special guest Bob Skinstad  

What does your LinkedIn Profile say about you?

What does your LinkedIn Profile say about you?

The importance of having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile can’t be overstated. Today I noticed the LinkedIn profile of a connection of mine. This person works in sales at a senior level.  As well as not having a profile picture there are a number of very noticeable gaps in their profile. The first place that I look when [...]

HSBC Ambassador George Gregan selects Wallaby line up to face the Lions

HSBC Ambassador George Gregan selects Wallaby line up to face the Lions

Ahead of the England vs. Australia Autumn International this weekend and with seven months to go until The 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia, HSBC Ambassador George Gregan has picked his Wallaby starting line-up for the first test against The Lions in Brisbane on 22nd June 2013.   The world’s most capped rugby [...]

Dubai’s first Rugby Business network Event

Dubai’s first Rugby Business network Event

Liam Mooney from Blue Pencil along with Ian Bremner of UAE Rugby have launched The Rugby Business Network in Dubai. The group was launched at its inagural networking event on Wednesday 7th November 2012. The Rugby Business Network is a non profit group and all of their events are free. If you would like to get [...]

What you need for success

What you need for success

One of The rugby Business Network members, Simon Scantlebury looks at what an individual needs for success. What you need for success   Any endeavour will have a series of items or objectives that will need to be achieved in order to attain success in that endeavour.  This is no different for the planning, implementation [...]

How Harlequins are helping players for a life after elite sport whilst making them better players

How Harlequins are helping players for a life after elite sport whilst making them better players

Mark Lambert from the Premiership Champions Harlequins gives us his views on Quins latest initative.   On a warm August afternoon a group of about thirty rugby players lumber past the Bank of England, suited and booted as far as is possible for men who are designed to run into each other. Believe it or [...]

HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/2013

HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/2013

  The first round of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/2013 gets underway on Australia’s Gold Coast this weekend (13th and 14th October) and it promises to be the tightest and most competitive series ever. New Zealand are the reigning champions, but England — led by head coach Ben Ryan and captain Rob Vickerman — [...]

The Rugby Business Network is now in Melbourne, Australia

The Rugby Business Network is now in Melbourne, Australia

With our first event in Melbourne last Wednesday 3rd October, we asked one of the event hosts Nadia Smith for her thoughts on the night.   We’re on our way! The Melbourne chapter of the Rugby Business Network kicked off last Wednesday, October 3, 2012.   Guest speaker, Classic Wallaby and Assistant Coach of the [...]

Dublin Rugby Business Network Event – reflecting on why networking is good for business

Dublin Rugby Business Network Event – reflecting on why networking is good for business

Jill Barrett a personal development and career coach reflects on our recent event in Dublin with Shane Byrne, Jim Glennon and Joe Schmidt. “A bright light of silver shone round his head, and he had the face of an angel”- the lyrics of Chris de Burgh’s infamous Christmas tune.  At the first Dublin Rugby Business [...]

“The only kind of networking I like…….”

“The only kind of networking I like…….”

We asked Lynne Walsh one of the newcomers to our London Rugby Business Network Event to give us her thoughts on the event at The London Welsh Centre on the 3rd September, with Guest Speakers from the Newport Gwent Dragons and Celtic Manor.   The only kind of networking I like………. I could be the [...]