Practical advice and knowledge to help leaders.
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.
Just because someone is an effective manager, does not mean that they are a good or effective leader. Whilst these two words are interchanged readily within a management sphere there is a distinct difference between the two functional aspects of these roles.
As coaches, we want our athletes to be able to perform the skills we are teaching them faster and with improved accuracy. This acquisition of skills is linked to our ability as coaches to be able to effectively code our athletes.
The way in which we introduce technical and tactical skills can have a huge impact on how quickly our athletes ‘get it’ or become frustrated with their rate of learning
© 2019 Paul Mead