All Blacks, Presence and Kaizen.

At SuccessConnect in Rome this week, I got to see an excellent presentation by the Harvard Prof, Amy Cuddy. Check out a version of the talk here . Fascinating stuff about the body language and how to use the postive reinforcement of good posture. I learnt loads. thanks Amy.

Amy showed a video of the All Black Haka from the 2011 World Cup final. It is  a very powerful expression of barely controlled aggression.

The Haka is delivered with precision, prowess,  power and passion. It feels as if the might and will of the whole New Zealand nation is channeled through the dance.  It seems seeped in a deep tradition.

Let’s step back 4o years or so.