Today in Rob’s fourth instalment of Eknath Easwaran's words to live by, he continues to discuss how we can apply Eknath’s learnings to our own paths of discovery, particularly regarding leading, managing and coaching.



This series of episodes is inspired by Eknath Easwaran who is an incredible thought leader and provides wonderful ways of looking at the world.

Teams are made of individuals. Remember that every single person is an individual and everyone must find their own way and make their own path. This makes it even more incredible when teams truly work.

Always consider that you know nothing. The minute you think you know something you essentially wall off further learning. Be the eternal student and always believe there is always something else to learn.

Never underestimate the power of small things.

Understand the power of routines and rituals.

What do you need to do to build up the level of connection with those you work with?

In today’s society, we are used to things happening quickly and can easily get frustrated. It’s important to remember that many things just take time.

If something can go wrong it will. Life is challenging and difficult. It’s better to be practically positive, where you can be realistic and set the right goals, understanding where you need to be and still be positive at the same time.

How may I serve? The greatest leaders are the greatest servers.

Be open to your intuition. We all have those thoughts that seemingly come from nowhere, those gut feelings. The more you allow yourself to tune into that and put trust in it the better and easier your decision making will be.



 “People are rarely at the same place at the same time…that unity is not easy to achieve”

“It’s a very dangerous game to believe you have arrived”

“There’s no such thing as a small thing”

“There’s a difference between being negative and being realistic”


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Rob Ryles is a UEFA A licensed coach with a League Managers Association qualification and a science and medicine background. He has worked in the football industry in Europe, USA, and Africa; at International, Premiership, League, Non-League and grassroots levels with both World Cup and European Championship experience.


Rob Ryles prides himself on having a forward thinking and progressive approach to the game built through his own experience as well as lessons learned from a number of highly successful managers and coaches.


The Leader Manager Coach Podcast is where we take a deep dive examining knowledge, philosophies, wisdom and insight to help you lead, manage and coach in football, sport and life.



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