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On our show 329 with Jeff Nischwitz we spoke in-depth around leadership including the problems associated with assuming trust in a relationship. Jeff shared his depthe of expertise in our conversation and if you missed this epsiodes please head back and tune in, the link is in the notes of this show.
Today I want to take the concept of trust and bring with it the key to your own self leadership.
Because when we trust within ourselves our belief and our confidence rises. We have seen this played out in the recent Olympics. The event that was most evident was in the marathon, where we saw Eliud Kipchoge, street the field on what can only be described as n incredibly tough conditions, high temps, and humidity. He finished 80 seconds ahead of the silver medallist. It was a major goal for Kipchoge and you could see during the race he was never unsettled, on stride, relaxed and when the time came to break away, he did so easily and completely.
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You are standing Stronger, Braver, and Wiser. Don’t forget the golden rule – Don t be an A-Hole
Hey there and welcome to Monday Mentoring on The Today’s leader Podcast, Building Tomoorrow’s Best Leaders, Today Now, our show on our episode Three hundred and twenty nine of the Today’s later podcast. We had an amazing interview with Jeff Nswich, where he spoke about leadership. He spoke about so many aspects around leadership, including the problems that are associated with assuming trust in a relationship. Now, Jeff shared his depth of expertise in our conversation, and we are eternally grateful for that. And if you miss this episode, of course the link will be in the notes of this particular show. Now today, I want to take the concept of trust a little bit deeper and bring it into our own self leadership Now,
because when we trust within ourselves
and we have belief and confidence, we see that rise with the associated trust within ourselves. Now we seen this play out in the recent Olympics in many aspects, But the event I want to focus on was at the marathon. It was clearly evident in the men’s marathon where we saw Eliud Kipchoge um streak the field street, the field, he beat second place by eighty seconds. He finished eighty seconds in front of the silver medalist on a day that can only be described as an incredibly tough day for marathoners. Though the temperatures were high humidity was high. There was all of this stuff that was happening. Eliud Kipchoge finished eighty seconds in front of the silver medllist,
And watching the race, you could see that he was never unsettled, He never seemed unsettled. He was always on stride. He looked
relaxed the whole way through. Now we’re talking forty two point two kilometers here, and it’s incredibly difficult to look incredibly relaxed for forty two point two kilometers. But Eliud Kipchoge did that,
and when the time came to break away from the pack, he did it easily
and completely and basically was not challenged from that.
But on the other hand, we saw an Atrayian called Jack Rayner, and now I’ve got a lot of time and respect for Jack because he’s a major runner here in Australia, and I’ve seen him first hand in some of the events that we’ve ran in, you know, like the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast half marathons. For example, he’s the Australian Half marathon champion and he was the inaugural winner of the Commonwealth Half Marathon championship.
Um. and just to cement his reputation as a runner just a little bit more, he was one of forty one pacemakers that Eliud Kipchoge had chosen when Eliud Kipchoge had the One fifty Nine challenge where he attempted to be the first man in history
to break the two hour barrier. Now Rayner is not a slouch, he is certainly. and once again he’s a runner. That makes running look effortlesslesly and for those people, including myself that running’s a real struggle. both mentally and physically. People that can make running look effortlessly are obviously top of their game. Top in their field, But in the Olympic marathon,
Um, the limited shots that we were shown of Jack during the the broadcast, his running was labored and had looked totally not Jack. If you know what I mean, it just did not look like Jack Rayner, and unfortunately Jack withdrew prior to hitting the ten kilometer mark, So it came to light. However, after the marathon because everyone know I was confused. Why I? I was expecting a pretty good show from Jack. this is Ah, Jack, who ran the last. Oh, I believe twenty Nineteen New York Marathon and was really one of the leading, a one of, In one of the leading packs For much of the race, We’re expecting a Jack. I was expecting Jack to really make a a good chho of it. Not to challenge Kptovi potentially, but to you know, maybe make top ten top twenty, which in the Olympics is a really big ad, big thing within the the marathon world. But it came to light that Jack’s um preparation had been hindered by injury and other factors,
and like so many, he made the Olympics purely on guts, purely on guts. Now this was a gutsy effort to just to get there to face the starters gun, knowing that
you you’ve had injury, knowing that I think, in Jack’s case, he hadn’t run for about three to four weeks, so just to be on that starting line with the prospect of forty two point two kilometers in front of you, takes the mindset of a champion just to be there, so everyone on this level needs to be congratulated,
but the reality is that Jack’s preparation unfortunately was not ideal for the race that he was. Um, he was attempting, and our guts and resilience will only take us so far,
and Jack unfortunately had to pull out prior to the Ten Kilomeer March,
so Jack’s effort needs to be congratulated, but it is still in complete contrast to someone who had absolute faith, absolute confidence and absolute trust in their preparation. So Jack was relying on his inbuilt resilience and guts, and on the other hand, Eliud Kipchoge, just knew that his personal preparation would allow him to run the race or control the race. And it’s really the same with leadership. When we trust in our own preparation and development. we can calmly and confidently work through any potential issues that we feel we may face,
and preparation for leadership comes for leaders in different ways, but it could include. And and I’ve got what you know, three areas here that you may want to think about. How is your preparation First up? Your preparation includes your own self development as a leader.
The development of a leader outside of the role that you’re attempting or currently playing in. right, so preparing for the next roll?
Um, by intentionally stretching yourself through your own development. That’s preparation. That’s preparation for a leader. getting you ready to take on the next role. getting you the development, your own development, your self development, giving yourself the stretches that you need now to get you ready for the next role.
Another area where preparation comes in mightily handy is when we’re preparing for those tough conversations that we have to have. you know many leaders don’t have these tough conversations, and the reality is that the more that we can prepare, the more that we can get the outcome that we need the best possible outcome for all people involved in those tough conversations Preparation. Often, people, often, the leader won’t prepare, and they’ll just wing it, and often that is when they go sour, so make sure that as a leader your preparation for those tough conversations are
is happening so that you can make sure that you arere getting the best possible outcomes,
and then in one of the the last areas that the last area that I talk about is preparing yourself for those pressured times ahead, so preparing yourself for those pressure times ahead through the development of your own fitness, both mentally and physically Now often we wait to wear. In a position of stretch and then start to think, why am I feeling anxious? Why am I feeling uncertain? Why am I feelings stressed? Um, we may not have the coping strategies that we need when we may not have the physical fitness that we need? We may not be it agile enough in our in our mind well being,
and these things come back to haunt us. so preparing ahead of time to have those coping strategies in place. You know whether it’s going for a daily walk, meditation. Whatever it is for you, I’m preparing yourself so that when you are under stress, you still have your own personal routine in and around those our coping and development strategies. So I really want you to think about those three areas for preparation as a leader. Your own self development is absolutely critical. developing yourself for the next row, preparing for those tough conversations that you have to have. The Reality is a lot of people won’t have them as a leader. You need to be having those conversations and preparing yourself for the pressure and stress ahead by developing your own routines and your own coping strategies. That’s three areas. There’s certainly more. and if you’re keen to be part of to Moorrow’s best leaders, you need to
to develop to day to day needs to be the day that you start commencing
our preparations, So let me know why, but what you think by connecting with us over at The Today’s Leader podcast website at todaysleader.com.au , Hey, thanks for tuning in. I will see you all again next week. Bye for now.