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Evolution of Leaders
27 minutes | 7 days ago
DEVELOPING A CHAMPIONSHIP MINDSET | Triathlon Canada Head Coach Jono Hall - Ep. 9
Website: https://www.EvolutionOfLeaders.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChXe7AGqkLRzpvm1yblIvjw/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/evolution-of-leaders/id1533928112 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2LbmTVDvZdw4aaKsrciT4U Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darwinevolutionofleaders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darwinli25/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darwin-li-5697581/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarwinLi6 SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToLondonReal --------------------- Jono Hall is currently Head Coach of Triathlon Canada for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. In his impressive career, he's coached athletes to medal at many international events, including at the Olympics. I had the privilege of interviewing Jono for his insights on the mindset of a world class coach and athlete. Aside from being a World Duathlon Champion himself, his athletes have medalled at numerous world competitions including the Olympic Games. 2016 Canadian Head Coach Triathlon, Rio Olympic Games 2012 USA Head Coach Triathlon, London Olympic Games. 2008 Australian Team Coach, Beijing Olympics 2004 Team Australia, Athens Olympics 1997 World Duathlon Champion --------------------- 1:36 - Jono describes his career. 2:47 - How to deal with major unknowns such as the pandemic pandemic. It's important to understand that unknowns are a reality. 5:01 - The role of adaptation to training athletes. Maintaining process while acknowledging the unknowns is important. Taking the time to develop strong processes beforehand are key to being able to move forward. 7:36 - How to deal with handling failure. Jono had so many amazing insights here. Check out these quotes: "I’m very honest about my experiences … I learned more from my failures than successes." “I’ve always been quite open about acknowledging where I’ve failed. They were the key learning moments” “I gravitate towards positivity. However you can create positivity from what you could describe as a failure” “It enables me to create a learning moment from whatever situation you’re in” “I’m setting my athletes to succeed but I’m conscious that I don’t make it so that they never fail.” “Taking those learning moments from whatever is going on - good, bad, indifferent … I think is a skillset.” “It’s less of a burden when you have the ability to rebound, learn something and be better.” 10:45 - What makes the elite truly elite? “The truly elite have clarity in their goal, which creates clarity in their purpose” “They Work out quickly and surround with people on the same pathway.” “They surround themselves with people on the same pathway, not necessarily people who agree with them but people willing to challenge them.” “They make that process simple.” “They have a clear goal in conjunction with very, very high ambition." He has a fascinating thought about the need for patience working towards the goal. It's like they're "hurrying slowly." 13:48 - Jono discusses balancing guiding and teaching athletes with allowing his team to become more independent. “Make sure the athletes don’t become dependent on you. When I’m guiding athletes I’m also teaching them”. “As a coach, I’m almost trying to make myself redundant to a point. So that they don’t *need* me.” “They’ve learned through that period when they could self-direct.” “The lessons we learn in sport set us up to be successful beyond life” By creating guiding directives, athletes then have the ability to create some autonomy. 17:18 - I've always been fascinated by the duality of independence vs. team. Jono gives an insight into the mindset of how team makes you stronger even when you are competing individually. “Individuals who receive an individual award need to operate with some of the concepts of team without the reward of team.” “You need to have a deeper understanding of where individuals operate .. and cut off any potential conflict before it happens.” “You want a champion team, not a team of champions.” 23:16- Jono describes the Multi Sport Brain. You can reach Jono at: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-hall-9804a83b https://twitter.com/multisportbrain?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/multisportbrain/?hl=en
34 minutes | a month ago
Lessons on How to Build Great Organizations by Scot Rutherford- Ep. 7 - Evolution of Leaders
It’s all about poking the status quo bear! 1:42 - Autobiography 2:22 - How does one create a great workplace culture and maintain it - The importance of values, beliefs and fit. 4:20 - How do you find the “it” in people? Scot talks about the tests and surveys that are available, and the vital importance of ongoing onboarding. 7:50 - The key traits of successful leaders - It’s really about the leaders growing their people! 9:34 - Scot talks about 2 critical characteristics of all leaders - Humility and empathy. 13:14 - Scot has a fascinating take on “Christmas Carol” from a leadership perspective. 14:27 - Scot mentions how important it is to have succession … EARLY! “Succession is about planning well enough so that you can leave on your terms and not worry as to the extent who’s going to replace me.” “You can’t have great succession without a great workplace and you can’t have a great workplace or a succession without great leadership.” 17:44 - The role of failure and its importance. 20:44 - What’s the best advice you ever received? 21:32 - What can someone who’s looking to get promoted or get noticed in their job do? Scot feels that teaching the importance of understanding people as a core building block to people improving. 23:16 - Scot talks about how he sees coaching and mentorship. 26:15 - How Scot challenges people outside their comfort zone. Scot talks about how leaders must ensure that women have opportunities in the workplace to move into leadership opportunities. They’re often already great leaders but lacking opportunity. “Leadership is about being comfortable seeing the people around you grow past you.” “As a leader your responsibility is to make those people around you … better at what they do and in so doing you create other leaders.” -- Scot drops some great wisdom from Julian Barling, Professor at Smith School of Business. 29:33 - POKING THE STATUS QUO BEAR. 33:11 - What Scot is doing now with Robert Scot Ltd. You can find Scot Rutherford online here! Check it out! https://www.linkedin.com/in/scot-rutherford-8a885426/
15 minutes | a month ago
6. Success Mindset from Donald Trump's right hand man - George Ross! Ep. 6 - Evolution of Leaders
George Ross has done more major real estate deals in New York than any other lawyer, was Donald Trump’s right hand man for many years, and was a judge on The Apprentice tv show. I was privileged to profit from his years as a highly successful lawyer and advisor. 1:06 - What are the key traits for someone to have success? 1:55 - George describes how Trump delegated to him. 3:04 - “They have an interest in you as a person and being successful”. George Ross discussing how he advised Donald Trump while serving as his right hand man. He discusses how he advises leaders to handle strengths & weaknesses. 5:45 - “He is in my estimation the ultimate patriot.” - George Ross on Donald Trump taking criticism. 8:48 - George describes a key mentorship lesson that has guided him through life. He learned how people reacted to him when he negotiated, and how people can turn when the stakes are high. 10:27 - What’s a mistake that leaders make? 11:13 - George reflects back on his life and examines what he’s accomplished. He’s most content now to advise and teach others. “The benefit of the teaching relationship is that pupil learns or does something better because of what you said. It’s very gratifying.” 12:49 - What’s one thing George would have done differently looking back? Nothing! 13:33 - Failure + Perseverance = Success.
33 minutes | a month ago
5. World Dragon Boat Champion Jordan Hulecki Interview
“I don’t really ever consider there to be such a thing as a personal failure. … It’s more about the journey than the destination…. They are sources of lessons.” www.evolutionofleaders.com 1:16 - Jordan gives a 1-minute intro of his paddling career. 3:27 - Jordan describes the steps from being a recreational athlete to making the national team. He gets the proper coaching - as well, a teammate makes Team Canada which makes it a real goal. 7:10 - Being open to feedback, able to mold into what is best for the team, and being coachable are all traits that help him to make the team. 8:50 - Jordan highlights the value of experience and how having been there once before helped even though he was cut previously. “The Drive. I want to be a part of this club because I know I can.” “I don’t really ever consider there to be such a thing as a personal failure. … It’s more about the journey than the destination…. They are sources of lessons.” (On being cut): “Yeah maybe I felt bad after getting the letter but it has no significance in and of itself. Its only real value, that fact, is as a lesson for the future.” 12:13 - The importance of a training journal and his collection of lessons learned over many years of collection and reflection. 14:30 - Jordan recalls the time when the national team has a very poor performance in Thailand and gets reamed out by the coach, who reminds them the importance of humility and that success depends on working well as a cohesive unit 17:30 - Jordan talks about scheduling in his busy work hours. 19:09 - When he gets home at 2 am … the champ works out. 21:52 - Jordan talks about the different types of butterflies and how he handles them. Self-doubt and the other is the rush of nerves and adrenaline. At his first World Championships, the national team finished out of the medals and performed very poorly during one race. Subsequently, the team approaches Finals with more levity going forwards and their performance improves dramatically. Interestingly, he creates the mental image he creates for himself to take himself back to this positive state. 28:22 - What’s the ideal teammate like? 30:10 - What he’s learning now in light of self-isolation. 32:45 - He talks about 2 traits that mean a lot to Jordan as a coach. He appreciates coaches who are open to being a support for the athletes, and also who lead by example. He tells me something that I didn’t know! https://www.facebook.com/jordan.hulecki https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-hulecki-86031967/?originalSubdomain=ca
26 minutes | a month ago
4. Interview with World Dragon Boat Champion Johnny Chou
1:31 - Johnny describes his career in this own words. 2:14 - Johnny describes what he does to move from the junior team, shooting for a high competitive goal and tries out directly to the national team. 4:22 - He describes a strong internal drive as being the key component that allowed him to make the national team. 6:52 - Johnny explains how coaches and mentors have played in his growth and how he passes this onto others. 8:25 - What advice would you give to a junior who’s looking to make the national team? 9:30 - Johnny explains his attitude to working through the pain of difficult training. He reveals how he works through the challenges of how training alone can be difficult but how he gets through this. Also, he lifts ridiculous amounts of weight. 12:50 - Johnny’s club team goes through some challenging times. The team goes downhill, and he explains the lessons he learned from these adversities. 18:45 - Johnny speaks honestly about how he, as a leader goes through a process to grow and mature. He takes the lessons from the difficult times into the way he handles emotion today. 22:53 - He tells us the story about his gold medal 1000m race, with only a few minutes of rest. It is a unique team pursuit with different divisions mixed in together, and the Canadian mens’ and womens’ teams end up in the same race. “It was a lot of pain to catch up to our ladies especially … they’re so strong … they’re ridiculously strong” You can find Johnny at: @DragonboatJohnny - https://www.instagram.com/dragonboatjohnny/?hl=en
51 minutes | 2 months ago
3. Interview with World and Olympic 4x100m champion Bruny Surin
1:35 - Bruny describes his career in his own words 2:53 - Bruny shows his championship colors and saves his mother’s life at the tender age of 5! 5:13 - Coach Daniel Daniel St. Hilaire sees great potential in Bruny “The Me I See is the Me I’ll be”. Bruny talks about 15 years of “humiliation” but fights through it to clock 9.84 in the 100m, the 2nd fastest time at the time. 12:02. Coach Daniel tells Bruny that the long jump world record was 9.33m when actually it’s only 8.90m. “You can make your brain believe, it’s up to you”. Bruny reveals how he knew it was possible for a human to run 9.6 secs decades before Usain Bolt does so. 17:35 - Coach Dan Pfaff works with Bruny which results in massive speed gains. Bruny talks about the great traits of good coaches. A short 5 weeks later, Bruns wins the Canadian Championships in a blistering 9.89s. 20:47 - Bruny has to overcome tremendous criticism and adversity, including running out of groceries and publicly being called a “chicken” and a “tourist”. “Life is not easy. If you’re waiting at home waiting for things to come to you, it’s not going to happen.” 29:28 - Bruny talks about how he didn’t have a good personal 100m event at the 1996 Olympics when he was ranked 2nd in the world. “Why are you in this situation?” “What are you going to do about it ASAP?” 35:32 - The 4x100m Gold Medal race. “We’re going to win”. “In life there’s no shortcuts. Whatever you’re going to do, don’t cheat. Sooner or later you’re going to pay the price.” 42:00 - Bruny talks about the importance about making the choice to be positive. 43:15 - Bruny clocks the fastest time of his career with a phenomenal time. 9.84 secs. He talks about the importance of visualization, as well as why he was so happy to finish 2nd, fulfilling a life goal.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
2. Interview with Olympic Skating Champion Jamie Sale - Leadership, Coaching and Transformation
I interview the amazing World and Olympic Champion Jamie Sale and she shares her incredible insights on life and leadership. She also gives us a previously unreleased scoop about the 2002 Utah Olympic figure skating judging scandal. www.evolutionofleaders.com SHOW NOTES 1:45 - Jamie describes her own career. 3:13 - What habit or behavior helped her to become an Olympic champion 3:57 - positive habit was positive self-talk “If you want this, this is what you have to do.” “Being consistent in showing up every day” 6:21 - how she deals with adversity From 1994 to 1998 - failure after failure after failure. Coach Jeff Krushell believes in her more than she believes in herself. “You can’t quit Jamie, you’re not done” She reinforces her mindset with positive mental affirmations to herself that states that she is strong & capable and all these things. “There is greatness in you. You are capable, you are strong, you are determined.” “I had faith that something good was going to happen.” She had had a great tryout with David Pelletier but he was initially advised not to skate with her. 13:05 - How do you go about being a trailblazer? Mentors helped her understand how to be an Olympic champion. 14:50 - It came from within me. People say that you should be where people are pushing you. Pushing you is good but we‘ll do what the Chinese & Russians do and more. 17:15 - Jamie talks about the ideas of process vs. outcome. 18:28 - What improvements and lessons did you implement from 1994 to 1998? She learns to train with intention and controls the peer group that they surround themselves with. As they move forward and the stakes get higher, they improve their goal-setting with weekly, daily goals. 22:25 - The SCANDAL and the SCOOP! Jamie gives a previously undisclosed scoop on how the scandal preceded the Olympics and how the “French Judge” had forewarned the Canadian judge BEFORE THE OLYMPICS that she wouldn’t be able to support the Canadian team. 28:13 - “Control what you can control” How Jamie handled the judging and how her dream was thwarted, but still handled it with class. She doesn’t lash out but decides to be a “good loser”. They make the decision to be gracious, proud, simply just to be kind. 32:53 - Jamie talks about her unique involvement with the Special Olympics. 35:29 - “You’ve stopped dreaming” Jamie had achieved the athletic pinnacle of her career but had stopped dreaming. This journey led her on the way to being a life coach. “We base our visions or dreams on what we think we can do or what our family thinks we’re capable of or what our environment says we can do…” “Not allowing our conditions or circumstances dictate what our long-term vision is.” “What can I do with what I’ve got and where I’m at.” “I’m not special …. All of us have incredible power inside of us. The one thing I didn’t do that others do … is quit. I just didn’t quit. I had many reasons to quit. ”.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
1. Interview with Dragon Boat World Champion and World Record Holder Marianne Tai!
Interview with Dragon Boat World Champion and World Record Holder Marianne Tai! 1:45 - Autobiography Marianne gives her autobiography in 60 seconds. 3:05 - “The Bench” At a major race, her coach, Chris Edwards, benched her for the final and told her directly. She still supported the team but had mixed emotions as the team won a bronze medal without her. 7:32 - “The Talk” Marianne has the tough conversation with her coach about what she can do to improve, and gets some straight talk from Coach Chris. She decides to take the advice to heart and changes her approach. Don’t take days off. It’s important to have a purpose for the workouts. 10:18 - “National Team Tryouts” How did you move forward to trying out for the national team? Coach Chris sees her progress and in 2012, suggests that she tries out. She’d improved very quickly over a 3 year time period. Others are much faster, scoring as much as 20 secs faster on the time trial. It’s a bit intimidating, but held a brave face and resolved to represent her club and her coach well. There are 22 secs to make up. How will she do this? From Nov to May, she travels monthly to meet Coach Matt and makes it through several rounds of cuts, within the overall 30 women (24 are selected). All the candidates are warm and friendly, 19:15 - “The Call” Coach Chris calls and asks how she is, but Marianne hasn’t read the email yet. She reads the “heartbreaking” news. “It’s full on ... 2015.” 22:33 - “What did you change?” She supported the team. Other teammates noticed how supportive she was. She DOUBLED her training schedule!! Marianne took a 2nd job. She took the time to work with Matt and took overnight buses to Montreal for the training. 29:25 - “The hardest worker in the room” Cheryl Shannon: “You’re already on the team, the coach doesn’t know it yet.” 31:50 - “What’s the effect of coaching on your life?” This is made by Chris Edwards. She learned about leadership, being humble and how to push others.. Marianne sought out advice from Olympic gold medallist Larry Cain … “Yeah you got something going on” 35:23 - “Leaders making leaders who make leaders. What did you develop this in yourself to help others become leaders?” I want to inspire women paddlers out there. “I will never say that I’m the strongest paddler. … When everyone is in the boat, everyone is the same.” “I am strong. I am capable. I am the hardest worker in the room.” 41:09 - “What did you change on the mental side?” “You needed a lot of failures to find your voice” “Shame became my mentor” “Fear became my best friend” 45:10 - “The satisfaction of making the team was better than winning gold.” “What matters is my journey, my process to win those gold medals” 48:49 - “The World Record” “Oh we’re going for it, we’re going for it, this is going to hurt.” “300 WATTS!!!” 55:00 - “Time slows down” 58:50 - “The Zone” Marianne explains how to get into the zone. You can find Marianne here: https://www.instagram.com/mariannetai/
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