Practical advice and knowledge to help leaders.
How do you survive as a leader in today’s competitive world, where everyone is claiming to be an expert in some thing or another? My answer – be a great generalist leader.
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 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.”
You as a coach, might believe you have the world’s best program to develop athletes. You have spent years tinkering with the program, researching and talking to other experts. Your programs on the surface look great, but they lack what I call ‘mainstream stickability’.
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