Practical advice and knowledge to help those in the sport and recreation industry better serve their community.
It is at this time of the year when new teams have been bought together that cracks start to show. Whether that is on the sporting field, in the boardroom or where you work. The honeymoon period and excitement of starting something new and being around certain team members starts to wear thin. So what is your role as a coach in this process of team development to ensure you can break through to achieve your vision?
The ability of a leader to set strategy is fundamental to their success as a leader. Many leaders have great tactical leadership. But strategic leadership is different. Strategic leadership is just as much an art form as it is organisational knowledge and experience.
Strategy is the development of plans, based on reasonable assumptions, to achieve a long-term goal or objective. I took some time out over the Xmas and New Year period and this allowed my brain to decompress and for me to reflect on what 2016 was and was not! I share my top three failures and successes which has allowed me to start 2017 with a clear focus.
The Australian Emeralds recently competed at the World Cup in South Korea, finishing 5th. This was a result that was two places lower than their previous result in 2014. But speaking with the Head Coach, Simone Wearne, she was happier with the team culture and the foundation of the team at this most…
Leadership. This might be a word that is overused, misquoted and certainly an attribute that is often studied when talking about those leading our country. But what is leadership? When we talk about people not having the leadership to govern or lead a team, what exactly are we talking about? John Adams, the sixth President of the USA, famously described leaders as: ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
© 2016 Paul Mead
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