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#134: Paul Roos on leadership, performance and footy

By Jordan Michaelides

Paul Roos is the former Coach of the Sydney Swans FC and Melbourne FC, Director at Performance by Design, Commentator at Fox Footy, and husband to Tami Roos. 

Roosy, as he’s commonly known, is undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest thinkers on leadership. His constant focus on “process” was incredibly new in a field that often leads with experimentation – earning him the rare status as an authority. So I couldn’t help but jump at the opportunity to have Paul on the show.

In this episode we covered:

  • Nostalgia and history
  • Leadership in sport vs business
  • Life balance & parenting
  • Marrying your best friend
  • Processes & goals
  • Paul’s leadership principles

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SHOW NOTES:

00:51 – Introduction
03:18 – The Sundance Kid
04:47 – The Footy season so far
05:53 – Nostalgia and history
11:07 – Lessons learnt from his parents
14:17 – Leadership in sport vs business
23:58 – Life balance & parenting
30:29 – Marry your best friend
33:03 – Processes & goals
45:05 – Paul’s leadership principles
48:19 – Communication & positivity
55:58 – Media & presence
01:04:10 – What he wish he was asked
01:07:00 – Daily routine
01:08:40 – Best purchase under $200
01:09:28 – A book he’d gift
01:10:00 – If he could have a billboard anywhere

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