Leigh Matthews stands alone in a world to which millions have been drawn. In Australian Football, he is all but peerless. Leigh shares his insights and views on how to build and maintain elite teams.A legend in the Australian Football League's Hall Of Fame, eight-times a best and fairest winner, four times a premiership player, a premiership captain...it is a record without parallel. The hallmark of his career has been his capacity to unite groups and make them better. His presentations reflect both his ability to draw the best out of people and the dynamic, inspirational approach that he has taken to his football career and his career in sales and marketing. He is an articulate and entertainingspeaker, who provides much value for business and life in general.
Unless you can walk around in someone else's shoes and see the world through their eyes it's all but impossible to know what it is that drives them. What it is that makes them tick? Is it talent alone that separates some men from others, or is there a will driving them, an extraordinary intellect inspiring them, a deeper passion for a chosen task elevating some above others?
Leigh Matthews stands alone in a world to which millions have been drawn. In Australian Football, he is all but peerless. As a player he stood alone. A legend in the Australian Football League's Hall Of Fame, eight-times a best and fairest winner, four times a premiership player, a premiership captain...it is a record without parallel. If his biography ended there it would be rich enough to leave him one of the game's all-time greats. But it doesn't. He stepped into the game's coaching ranks after his stellar playing career with Hawthorn ended. To Collingwood he went.
Few clubs demand more from their personnel than the Magpies. Expectations run deeper there than any other organisation in the AFL. After 32 years without premiership success it was Leigh Matthews who, along with his 1990 Collingwood team, broke football's most celebrated drought.
The Brisbane Lions had been desperately searching for credibility since joining the AFL in 1987. Their search had been fruitless. In 1999 they turned to Leigh Matthews, hoping that he would be the one capable of moulding a group with some talent into a winning combination. How those hopes were realised...Matthews took the Lions to their first flag in 2001. He followed it up with back-to-back success the following year.
In 2003 Brisbane set about doing what no team had done for 50 years - winning three premierships in a row. He and his team delivered in the most stunning of circumstances.
In the increasingly competitive world of Australian Football, no one builds better teams than Leigh Matthews.Having successfully taken Brisbane from football's cellar dwellers to the most dominant team of the modern era, Matthews has plenty to offer corporate Australia.
Leigh shares his insights and views on how to build and maintain elite teams. His 10 building blocks have been developed in conjunction with leading corporate training psychologist Yvonne Willich, and provide a basis for any group to transform themselves into an elite team. Sprinkled throughout the program are real life situations that Leigh has overcome on his own management journey.
His honesty, frankness and willingness to share his experiences make this a truly unique program. Practical, straight forward, informative and entertaining, an exciting alternative to organisations that wish to improve their working environment.
“Excellent presentation which was relevent to people from all different backgrounds and industries. Our function for 2009 was the highest attendence in 8 years of running it and that was simply because we had Leigh as speaker.
Australian College of Pharmacy
The presentation content was excellent, question time and interaction excellent."
“Excellent. Very strong presentation – highly entertaining and right message on the theme of building winning teams."
The International CEO Forum
“Excellent. Leigh was perfect for our safety forum. Held audience attention throughout and was very accommodating with his time."
“Excellent. Leigh was great. He added a significant amount to our team building approach."
Blockbuster Australia Pty Ltd
“Mr Matthews generated a keen interest from our workforce and is a wonderful speaker"
Leighton Abigroup Joint Venture