Month: June 2014

Leadership Equals Paying Attention ~ by Wally Schmader Many progressive books on leadership correctly identify positive recognition, as one of the most powerful means a leader has to influence results. Leaders who take the time to recognize where success is happening on their teams, will always out-produce leaders who focus on what is broken or what […]

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Last week we talked about the 4 Stages of Learning.  This week we will talk about what your team needs from you, as a coach, to be unconsciously competent in their performance.  They need 4 things from you to get to stage 4.  They need a vision, a plan, repetition, and a cheerleader. 1.  The […]

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Often times, the best players aren’t the best coaches.  Think about the golfer that has a natural swing or the baseball/softball player that gets a great jump on the ball. Or maybe even the tennis player that has a 130 mile an hour serve. How do they become great at their sport?   How did […]

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I love a good debate.  I actually get nervous when everyone agrees with what the “boss” is saying without pushing back.  My experience has been that some people don’t understand the value diverse opinions can bring to the situation. They see the push back as antagonistic, disrespectful, and/or slowing the group down.  Perhaps it can slow […]

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