Our Director Kelvin Trott together with some of our valued clients attended the London Sporting Club networking lunch yesterday. The principal guest was Eoin Morgan, Captain of the World Cup winning England Cricket team.
Eoin Morgan is a left-handed batsman who plays county cricket for Middlesex, who has played for England’s Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International teams. This year, under his captaincy, England won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time. Eoin Morgan has also played for the Ireland cricket team and was the first player to score an ODI hundred for two nations.
Morgan described the four-year journey to becoming world champions and the vital role that good leadership played. He spoke humbly of his success and was very forthcoming about what he feels makes a great leader. Morgan highlighted the importance of giving a team clear instruction and being open about direction and motivation. He also emphasised that leadership is a two-way street and it is vital to listen to feedback and take on board the comments and advice from the whole team.
The occasion also served to raise awareness of, and funds for, the Ruth Strauss Foundation which is named in memory of the wife of Sir Andrew Strauss, former England captain. Ruth Strauss passed away from an inoperable form of lung cancer that attacks non-smokers. Her foundation seeks to provide support to patients and their families going through a similar experience and to fund research into rare lung cancers.