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Welcome to The Leader Manager Coach Podcast, where we take a deep dive examining knowledge, philosophies, wisdom and insight to help you lead, manage and coach in football, sport and life. Leader Manager Coach is presented by Rob Ryles. Rob is a UEFA qualified coach with a League Managers Association qualification and a science and medicine background. He has worked in the football industry in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa; at International, Premiership, League, Non League and grass roots levels with both World Cup and European Championship experience.

Welcome to The Leader Manager Coach Podcast, where we take a deep dive examining knowledge, philosophies, wisdom and insight to help you lead, manage and coach in football, sport and life. Leader Manager Coach is presented by Rob Ryles. Rob is a UEFA qualified coach with a League Managers Association qualification and a science and medicine background. He has worked in the football industry in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa; at International, Premiership, League, Non League and grass roots levels with both World Cup and European Championship experience.

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United Kingdom

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Welcome to The Leader Manager Coach Podcast, where we take a deep dive examining knowledge, philosophies, wisdom and insight to help you lead, manage and coach in football, sport and life. Leader Manager Coach is presented by Rob Ryles. Rob is a UEFA qualified coach with a League Managers Association qualification and a science and medicine background. He has worked in the football industry in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa; at International, Premiership, League, Non League and grass roots levels with both World Cup and European Championship experience.

Language:

English


Episodes

Leo Tolstoy's Coaching Wisdom Episode 10

6/28/2020
Rob continues his fascinating look at the philosophies of Leo Tolstoy, and the insightful ways in which his teachings can positively impact coaching and mentoring practices. In this episode, we look at the power of true listening, the importance of detachment, and what it means to “close the gap”. KEY TAKEAWAYS We are all students, and should embrace the attitude that we are always learning. Humility and curiosity are the gateways to knowledge. The results of any situation are not within our...

Duration:00:23:20

Spencer Fearn Interview

6/21/2020
Spencer Fearn has devoted himself to developing the next generation of football players, despite the fact that he also spends a significant portion of his life in developing himself in areas such as UEFA licensing and even a business master’s degree. Spencer joins the conversation to discuss the importance of not just instilling the values of the game into his young charges, but also of equipping them for life in general. KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s important to develop skills other than football in...

Duration:00:51:32

Holding The Tension and When is This S... Going To End

6/14/2020
The effects and implications of lockdown are widespread, and are taking a serious toll on not just the economy, but our mental health. Human beings are social animals, and to be quarantined away from each other is not a natural state to find ourselves in. This week, Rob candidly examines the effects of the lockdown on his own wellbeing, and discusses how we can use our strength of will to see ourselves safely through to the other side. KEY TAKEAWAYS The principles that guide us into being...

Duration:00:36:24

The Philosophy of Football

6/7/2020
This week, Rob examines the ground-breaking, monumental work by author Jed C. Davies, ’The Philosophy Of Football: In Shadows Of Marcelo Bielsa’, and the fascinating, if sometimes uncomfortable questions it raises about the state of the modern game. KEY TAKEAWAYS Football is a game of opinions; that’s what makes it the “beautiful game” in the first place. It is a game of endless variables that can be interpreted differently depending on the philosophy of the player or coach. The philosophy...

Duration:00:35:13

Leo Tolstoy's Coaching Wisdom Episode 9

5/31/2020
In the ninth part of his fascinating look into the teachings and wisdom of Leo Tolstoy, and how it can enhance your coaching abilities, Rob talks about the importance living life to its fullest, why we need to take care of our spirits as well as our bodies, and the power of a word well chosen. KEY TAKEAWAYS Only as we grow older, and realise that days spent are days lost, can we truly realise the need to avoid diversions and laser-focus in upon the things that truly matter. The power we...

Duration:00:25:19

A Life Back From The Brink & Three Shiny Pennies

5/24/2020
Stuart Watkiss is a an ex-footballer turned professional coach, who’s spent a significant part of his life in developing Bangladesh's players of tomorrow. Stuart’s journey through life has been one of resilience, challenge and fortitude. As he discusses in this week’s show, these are qualities he has taken from his story, his personal challenges, working hard to transfer to the hearts and minds of successive generations. KEY TAKEAWAYS An apprenticeship in football is a tough life. From a...

Duration:01:11:28

Why Physical Competence Is Key In Elite Youth Football

5/17/2020
Rob discusses a subject that is key to not just grass roots and youth football, but also to the future of football at all levels: physical competency. No matter which path we choose in football, the game itself demands, at its very foundations, a level of physical competency in order to achieve success. In this week’s show, Rob discusses the basic components of competency to which any aspiring player must commit. KEY TAKEAWAYS The key components of physicality are strength, speed, power and...

Duration:00:28:55

Change

5/10/2020
In years to come, we will no doubt look back upon 2020 as not just a time of lockdown and fear, but of great change. Change is perhaps the greatest and most positive effect of the quarantine, with many speculating upon how it will take form in the near future. In today’s show, Rob discusses the concept of change itself, and why it must be embraced at every opportunity. KEY TAKEAWAYS We are the product of an infinite number of incremental changes that have been taking place in our minds and...

Duration:00:20:11

Hierarchies of Competence, Competition & Practice

5/3/2020
Rob explains the importance of Hierarchies of competence and why understanding what it actually takes to carve out a meaningful life is key. He explores the changes that have brought not an equality for all but the creation of an equality of outcome. We are all different, all unique but this means to achieve we need to not only value practice but also understand what it really means to undertake and embed it as part of our daily routine. This is a thought-provoking episode listen in, learn...

Duration:00:30:04

Gold Dust: A Conversation with Keith and David Mayer

4/26/2020
In this very special episode, Rob talks to father-son coaches, Keith and David Meyer, the co-authors of ‘Gold Dust’, one of the hottest titles on the market right now due to its practical wisdom and inspiring message of empowerment for all aspiring coaches. Keith and David discuss their thought process behind the book, the ongoing power of their relationship, and the respective journeys that have led them to this point in their careers. KEY TAKEAWAYS As a player, you can impact the game,...

Duration:01:01:51

Finding The One - Part 1

4/19/2020
Self-reflection and study has sown Rob the value of "Finding The One”, the art of discovering the one key player in any team, that can make all the difference. It’s the same in life. As Rob explains, finding the one element or key player in any pursuit, be it football, politics or business, can be the difference between stagnancy and supremacy. KEY TAKEAWAYS Bangladesh is a nation that’s hungry for wealth, success and happiness. But there are many obstacles to overcome along the way to...

Duration:00:22:23

A Coach's Journey: With Matt Ward - Entrepreneur, Coach and Author

4/12/2020
Matt Ward has spent a lifetime becoming one of the world’s greatest coaches, and has since gone on to recount his experiences on the written page, as well as playing a huge part in recognising the efforts of British coaches abroad through The British Football Coaches Network. Matt joins Rob today to talk about the highs and lows of his varied career, that have turned him from shy young lad with a dream, to one of the most renowned and fearless leaders in the beautiful game. KEY TAKEAWAYS...

Duration:00:52:44

Beyond the Beautiful Game

4/5/2020
We’re in the middle of unprecedented times, and no matter where we’re from or who we are, we’re all impacted. For the current generation, the coronavirus has delivered an epoch-shifting way in which we live our lives. Rob examines, in his trademark philosophical way, the effects of the quarantine, and our eventual role in helping humanity to get back on track through leadership and wisdom. KEY TAKEAWAYS Never in living memory, has a world event so truly brought together each member of the...

Duration:00:30:28

Leo Tolstoy's Coaching Wisdom Episode 8

3/29/2020
As we continue this month our series of discussions on Leo Tolstoy’s book and its coaching wisdom, we focus more on introspection which can help us understand what we have in ourselves and eventually in our surroundings. We get so tangled up and give so much attention to unnecessary things that we forget to appreciate our own freedom; the beauty of having peace and unity, the attitude of not giving a single f*ck to anything. Things can change for the better. Start tuning in to the Leader...

Duration:00:25:29

Risk

3/22/2020
Rob welcomes you to another fascinating discussion, this time centred around the concept of risk, and what it means to us as individuals? How much something means to you, in terms of outcome, can determine the level of risk we are willing to take in order to achieve it. But can we influence those factors through mindset or will power? Is this the secret behind the great risks in history, or the decisions made by those we look up to? In this week’s insightful episode Rob discusses risk and...

Duration:00:30:49

Adversity

3/15/2020
Today Rob talks about adversity in its many forms, and the ways in which we can use the surprising power of negative thinking in overcoming adversity in our lives. It’s a tool we rarely ever use in order to face everyday life, but as Rob explains, it may just be the key to unlocking a more positive, productive outlook on life. KEY TAKEAWAYS One of Ryan Holiday’s views surrounding the stoic philosophy is in imagining the worst-case scenarios, as opposed to searching for the positives in all...

Duration:00:24:05

Leo Tolstoy's Coaching Wisdom - Part 7

3/8/2020
Welcome to the seventh instalment of Rob’s incredibly insightful series on the coaching wisdom of Leo Tolstoy, and how you can apply it to the leadership, the management, and the coaching elements of life. This time round, we’re discussing the importance of remaining grounded, the futility of revenge, why we should all nurture our own sets of values and virtues, and why faith and wisdom are the most important goals in life. KEY TAKEAWAYS Remind yourself on a consistent basis to remain...

Duration:00:30:15

A Lifetime Spiritual Journey of Discovery – Interview with Granville Cousins, Yoga Teacher

3/1/2020
‘Although you might have a liking and desire for something the mind needs to be conditioned for it’ Rob is talking with Granville Cousins a practising Yoga teacher with over 40 years practice experience and 20 years as a teacher. They discuss Granville’s journey from working as a joiner to changing course completely to learn and teach yoga. They have shared yoga practice in the past when Rob was a student of Granville’s and this is a heartfelt episode where they share their understanding and...

Duration:00:47:15

Why Ego Really Is The Enemy

2/23/2020
In this episode Rob shares the stoic philosophy promoted by Ryan Holiday in his book, ‘Ego is the Enemy’ Ego is what drives us with no regard to others whilst humility will influence the way you appear to other people, the way you interact with others and the way you learn. There are many facets to ego and it manifests itself as part of our lives daily. Rob explores the ways to take control of ego and view life within the frame of reality and understanding to be a better leader and manager....

Duration:00:30:47

Managing Yourself

2/16/2020
Rob has been exploring the chapter ‘Managing Yourself’ in Ryan Holiday’s book, Ego is the Enemy. In this episode, he takes the learning about management and explores the impact successfully being able to manage yourself has on the skills of being able to effectively manage others. People will only follow and look to someone if they believe they can manage them effectively and those who master managing themselves are the individuals who potentially become great and good leaders of others....

Duration:00:28:56