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Lessons in leadership from icons of sport and the business of sport. The events that shaped their leadership style, the mistakes they made and the lessons learned.

The Playmakers' Playbook Nick McArdle

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Lessons in leadership from icons of sport and the business of sport. The events that shaped their leadership style, the mistakes they made and the lessons learned.

    Nathan Hindmarsh

    Nathan Hindmarsh

    Nathan Hindmarsh is widely regarded as the best NRL player never to win a premiership, and he's one of the game's most popular characters.
    He played 330 games for Parramatta across 15 seasons and was a captain who lead by example, finishing his career as the first player to have made more than 12000 tackles.
    But his life away from the game had its challenges. He beat a gambling addiction and is a leader in the conversation around problem gambling.
     
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    • 39 min
    Jared Crouch

    Jared Crouch

    Jared Crouch is the epitome of the revered Sydney Swans culture… he was a key part of an era which helped create that culture.
    Nowadays, as head coach of the Swans Academy he's a key in developing the next generation of superstars.
    Hear his thoughts on leadership, why not everyone can be a leader and why loyal followers are just as essential to team success.
     
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    • 45 min
    Joel Stransky

    Joel Stransky

    Joel Stransky played a pivotal role in one of history’s great leadership masterstrokes.
    He made 22 test appearances for the Springboks but is best remembered for slotting the winning drop goal in the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
    He was centre stage in Nelson Mandela’s plan to use the Springboks to help unite a new South Africa.
    Joel talks leadership then and now, and what South Africa needs from it's leaders in 2020 to make it through the Covid-19 pandemic.
     
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    • 37 min
    Matt Carroll

    Matt Carroll

    Australian Olympic Committee boss Matt Carroll is one of Australia's most experienced sport administrators. The man behind the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia talks leadership, Olympics and solutions which could see Australian rugby fly again.
     
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    • 48 min
    Sharron Flahive

    Sharron Flahive

    Sharron Flahive is a leader in sports medicine. She was the NSW Waratahs chief medical officer for 20 years, she is the CMO for the Wallaroos and is on the board of the International Rugby Union Players association. Her passion for the physical and mental health of her athletes is renowned around the sporting world.
     
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    • 39 min
    Graham Cornes

    Graham Cornes

    Graham Cornes is a legend of South Australian and AFL football. A player, coach and media commentator. 
    Graham talks about the evolution of the AFL coach and how leadership and mentoring has changed over the last generation. Strategies of the past no longer apply.
     
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    • 41 min

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82 Ratings

Swisspaynie ,

Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant. Justin Langer is an oracle. Everyone should listen to his life philosophy and think deeply about the words he chooses.

Oester Gem ,

Loved your Leadership podcast with Sharron Flahive!

Thank you for a great interview with Sharron Flahive. It is fantastic to hear you raise the voices of both women and men who are such positive role models yet behind the scenes of sports. You have my attention Nick!

Greeny@home ,

Surprising Nick

Herr was I thinking Nick was that commentator just looking after the other Fox commentators. These interviews are at the next level with educated questions and engaging conversation. Thanks Nick

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