Meetings to discuss future meetings. Meetings to address issues that never get solved. Meetings that you just get through but dread. Meetings that take away from productivity. Meetings that cause more disjointed relationships, miscommunication, frustration, and fuel for gossip around the water cooler. Meetings that accomplish nothing. Meetings where the same people dominate the… Continue reading Stop having meetings! Challenge -> Opportunity
Women’s lacrosse players have been trying to communicate this message since I was a kid, and probably even before then. But the message seems to be getting lost, so I’m trying this a different way. A little role-playing scenario. Maybe this will help. OK Men’s lacrosse, first I’ll say that I LOVE men’s lacrosse and… Continue reading Should men’s lacrosse become hockey?
During a leadership workshop today we talked about perspective and how it can change how we react and move forward from an event. We talked about how positive perceptions can give us a greater outcome in life. One of the participants mentioned improv and I immediately saw the real life application of the “yes..and..” approach.… Continue reading Yes.. AND! Overcoming obstacles and moving forward.
I’ve written on this subject many times, but the people in the back are on their phones or too busy worrying that a 10 year old won’t take life serious enough to hear me so I’m still talking about it. Bullies make things happen. Believers and encouragers make people inspired to make things happen for… Continue reading Bully Motivators Youth Sports
You get it, positive cultures make work more enjoyable. They inspire you to serve and help you feel like a valuable contributor. They make for a more collaborative environment, help with employee retention, welcome innovation, and drive productivity. You can see it in your mind and you just know your team, department, organization would thrive… Continue reading Becoming the catalyst for change
“What do you all want to accomplish this season?” the coach asked her team as they gathered at the first official practice of the year. “State Champions!” Jennifer shouted with approving nods and shouts from her teammates. “Most goals ever!” said Mia with enthusiasm. “I want to have more playing time.” Said Kelly, softly and… Continue reading How bad do they want IT? #GOALS
Every season I close with how my team has inspired me. This has been a special one and I'm grateful for the impact these athletes have had on me. I really just needed a distraction. I tried balancing my dream job, head coaching an NCAA program in gorgeous Colorado with having my family still here… Continue reading Thank you Redhawks 2019
I've talked with thousands of coaches over my career thus far, and I've heard many frustrations about athletes, but what I've really never heard are the words, "I hate this player." We actually care a great deal about our players. Some we don't click with the same as others, and some bring a higher level… Continue reading Do coaches really hate some players?
I was sitting in what was really an epic training session today – part of the Power of Positive Leadership Training program, as I once again immersed myself in the principles that led to my transformation years ago. Once a believer that positivity was far too Pollyanna to create a winning environment or anything grounded… Continue reading The Window. Perception changes Everything.
As a coach, you carry something that can make an impact so great, that your team could be known consistently for their grit, determination, performance, resiliency, effort levels, focus, enjoyment, player retention, and suspiciously steep learning curve each season. What each coach has in their possession is more powerful than many leaders realize, and it’s… Continue reading The best tool every coach has access too