Relationships are hard. Staff dynamics can be really tricky to navigate. Because coaching staffs are made up of people, there is one guarantee: there will be a point where relational or staff dynamics demand a hard conversation. I find it pretty normal for leaders to avoid hard conversations. Often, they hint at issues, ignore or sweep under the rug, or…

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There is always an unintended consequence to the culture of your program. For example, If you value attention to detail and the ‘little’ things, your athletes might have a hard time playing with freedom. If you value energy and looseness, your athlete might lack discipline. The higher level of embodiment your athletes display of a…

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Programs rarely get off track in one big swoop. It is usually a slow decent into mediocrity and unhealth. A poor leader doesn’t see it coming and then can’t correct when he/she finally does see it. A good leader corrects and recalibrates when the program hits this fade. A great leader anticipates and prevents the…

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Show me a wise person and I will show you someone who is able to see through the surface issues and get to the root of the problem/matter. The immature or unwise person wastes his/her time on surface problems and never gets to the root. What does it look like to get to the root? Example…

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