In this week’s episode John & Rachael discuss the phenomenal event that is the Vendéeglobe 2020; what leaders can learn from the longest, loneliest, most demanding race in the world, and how it’s inspired John to take on a physical challenge of his own - to run 5km every day for 70 days.
They discuss the concept of finding inspiration in isolation. Of what it’s like to lead yourself and others in times when one might feel lonely or having your autonomy taken away in lockdown. How we all need to find new ways to challenge ourselves to increase our feelings of competence, autonomy and relatedness (Self-determination theory) to sustain positive well-being.
John’s Leadership Essentials:
- Resist the temptation to make statements, ask questions instead
- Work with other people, go find and choose people who are different to you to keep growing
- When you’re wrong, just admit it. You’ve had your perspective altered - learn from it
As part of John's Vendéesaxton, inspired by the Vendéglobe we’ve also got a competition for you our podcast listeners to win two free coaching sessions, including a personalised values & anti- values assessment with a qualified executive coach, for five lucky winners to help you get 2021 off to the best start. Enter here