37 episodes

Hosts Paul Jobson and Phil Darke have decades of experience as leaders, husbands, fathers, soccer coaches, players, and referees. In this podcast, Paul and Phil will have conversations with guests from the worlds of leadership and soccer about how we can flourish by examining life and leadership through the lens of the "beautiful game.”

How Soccer Explains Leadership Podcast Philip Darke & Paul Jobson

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Hosts Paul Jobson and Phil Darke have decades of experience as leaders, husbands, fathers, soccer coaches, players, and referees. In this podcast, Paul and Phil will have conversations with guests from the worlds of leadership and soccer about how we can flourish by examining life and leadership through the lens of the "beautiful game.”

    Offseason Talks, Volume 2 – Developing Healthier Teams and Relationships

    Offseason Talks, Volume 2 – Developing Healthier Teams and Relationships

    In Episode 34, Phil Darke talks about why he believes that understanding and implementing the DISC Model of Human Behavior will help you take a massive step toward a healthy team and healthier life, better understanding of yourself and your players, staff, and volunteers, learning how to resolve conflict, reducing turnover, working better together with everyone in your life, get more results, and have much more fun in the process. For detailed show notes, visit howsoccerexplainsleadership.com.

    • 15 min
    Offseason Talks, Volume 1 – Self-Leadership: Know Your Why by Starting at the End

    Offseason Talks, Volume 1 – Self-Leadership: Know Your Why by Starting at the End

    In Episode 33, we are taking a little break from our normal programming to have some offseason talks, in which we discuss some timeless leadership principles that will help you flourish by knowing and pursuing your purpose and honing your skills. In this first offseason talk, Phil shares about how writing your own eulogy and knowing your why are essential to your ability to lead yourself and others with excellence. For detailed show notes, visit howsoccerexplainsleadership.com/offseasontalk1.

    • 12 min
    Season 3 Post-Match Show – How Ted Lasso Explains Leadership, Part 3

    Season 3 Post-Match Show – How Ted Lasso Explains Leadership, Part 3

    In Episode 32, Paul and Phil recall some of the highlights of the second half of Season 3 and continue their conversation about the leadership genius of Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, and Nate the Great, covering Episodes 5 & 6 of the show. For detailed show notes, visit howsoccerexplainsleadership.com/tedlassopart3.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Interview with a Legend (Part 2) with Clyde Best, MBE, Former West Ham United Striker and Bermuda National Team Manager

    Interview with a Legend (Part 2) with Clyde Best, MBE, Former West Ham United Striker and Bermuda National Team Manager

    In Episode 31, Clyde Best, MBE, former player with West Ham United, Feyenoord, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Portland Timbers, & Toronto Blizzard, former youth coach, former Manager of the Bermuda National Team, & member of the Bermuda Hall of Fame, talks with Phil about leadership lessons learned from his career, mentorship, self-awareness, integrity and doing the “next right thing,” the infamous VAR, & his beloved West Ham United. For detailed show notes, visit howsoccerexplainsleadership.com/clydebestpart2.

    • 57 min
    Self-Leadership & Choreographing the Team Dance with John Yeager, Positive Psychology Consultant and Performance Coach

    Self-Leadership & Choreographing the Team Dance with John Yeager, Positive Psychology Consultant and Performance Coach

    In Episode 30, John Yeager, Author of The Coaching Zone: Next Level Leadership in Sports, Positive Psychology Consultant, and Performance Coach, talks with Phil about his incredible new book, the 3 lenses of concentration, self-awareness and blind spots, harmonious vs. obsessive passion, PsyCap, polarity thinking, cultivating connections, providing effective feedback, and choreographing the “team dance.” For detailed show notes, visit howsoccerexplainsleadership.com/johnyeager.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Leading Leaders with Greg Rubendall, Livermore Fusion Director of Soccer Development & US Soccer Grassroots Coach Educator

    Leading Leaders with Greg Rubendall, Livermore Fusion Director of Soccer Development & US Soccer Grassroots Coach Educator

    In Episode 29, Greg Rubendall, Livermore Fusion Director of Soccer Development and US Soccer Grassroots Coach Educator, talks with Phil about “deep practice,” college club soccer, the importance of fundamentals, developing healthy parent-coach communication, shaping the culture in a diverse club, overcoming entitlement, speaking the international language of soccer, and the professionalization of youth soccer. For detailed show notes, visit howsoccerexplainsleadership.com/gregrubendall

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Jim Spence - Sports Quest

This is an outstanding podcast for leaders of all ages and in all industries. The guests each provide tremendous, practical insights as to what it means to lead well. Always something to glean, and always a valuable takeaway (or 2 or 3!) Listen intently. Take notes. This podcast WILL make you a more effective and intentional leader!

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Awesome idea

Yes, team sports make leaders and this in-depth podcast proves it

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Extremely Good and Enlightening

Wow Phil. Just listened, really enjoyed, and feel this makes me a better leader in my own realm of “influence.” If you’re looking for some really insightful thoughts and actions on leadership, this is a great listen. Kudos.

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