Those who are keen to learn will achieve excellence - Tom Moody
Successful leaders will execute excellence and will always remain on
top, said former Australian cricketer and coach of the Sri Lankan
national team, Tom Moody at a seminar on 'Building a Champion Team'
organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).
He said that Mahela Jayawardana and Kumar Sangakkara display good
leadership qualities which should be emulated by the team to achieve
"The passion to learn and excel in the game is what differentiates
Sri Lankans from the rest. Those who are keen to learn will reach
excellence", Moody said. "Australians learnt a lot from Steve Waugh who
steered the team to victory at the 1999 World Cup. He was a great
cricketer and a leader who inspired the team", he said.
An all-rounder and currently a member of the ICC committee Moody has
received many accolades and is admired by the cricketing world.
Moody has groomed many players and has been the driving force for the
success of many teams. He has coached Sri Lanka, England and western
He said there are no shortcuts to success and those who compromise on
standards will never succeed. One needs to consistently maintain high
"Team work entails collective solutions which are vital to address
problems. A good leader is more a listener than a talker", Moody said.
He said management and leadership should not be confused. Managers
create the foundation while leaders create change.
"Disciplined leaders inspire discipline in others. One who expects
others to be disciplined while he is not is a hypocrite", Moody said.