Practical advice and knowledge to help leaders.
On the majority, parents are supportive of volunteers who take the time out to coach their children. Sometimes however, there are a few out there, as always in society that ruin the experience for all involved.
Creating consumers of your product is the goal of every business. Whether you have a physical store with products you are selling or a service that customers need, you need to provide a compelling reason or a value proposition for them to engage with you. This is no different in sport.
Recently, a team I was working with was shaping up to have a tough day of competition in the den of the enemy with the last minute ground changes. This was on top of a few big losses in previous weeks and injuries to key players.
Leadership is all about being willing to put yourself at risk (whether this be on the battlefield or in the board room), to ensure that those around you are looked after. As Simon Sinek describes, this creates a circle of safety. This circle of safety is a natural instinct to create successful prides and herds. As humans we have varying success!
Have you ever had an athlete with an enormous amount of potential? They have the skills that you would love for every athlete on your team to have, but he or she lacks the motivation to remain engaged in your program. This can be frustrating for coaches, especially if it occurs not only with your most skillful players, but across a team.
© 2019 Paul Mead