Episode 175 - Paul Roos

May 26, 2020




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In this podcast

3:30 - Welcome Paul Roos
4:10 - Wellness during isolation
8:00 - Moving away from media and how Covid19 has affected his business
10:37 - When his passion for leadership started
12:46 - Thoughts around picking a captain and leadership group
14:24 - Introducing meditation into the team and did he get buy in from the team
16:23 - Things he did to help with the stress of coaching
18:30 - Importance of overseas travel
20:25 - Learning and visiting American sports teams
23:12 - Visiting the Chicago Bulls during the 90's
24:44 - How he related to the role players on his team
26:00 - Writing down the good and bad from his coaches and connecting with his players
27:13 - What made him start to journal about his career
29:33 - Buy in and push backs his seen with his work with corporates
32:33 - How to introduce feedback into a system
35:35 - Managing big egos on a team
37:59 - Moving to Melbourne and trying to rebuild a club
41:54 - What makes a good assistant coach
44:43 - Playing vs Coaching
46:41 - Why leadership is tiring
49:18 - How hard to not win a flag as a player than to try to win as a coach
50:49 - What drove him into coaching
53:00 - Celebrating the 2005 premiership win
54:45 - Reflecting on the past
56:17 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party




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Paul Roos is a former champion AFL player who played 356 games across Fitzroy and the Sydney Swans and is an inductee into the AFL Hall of Fame. He coached the Swans to their first premiership in 2005 and was pivotal in building the Bloods Culture. He also coached the Melbourne Football Club.


Away from footy, Paul is the founder and director of Performance by Design.






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