Monday, April 29, 2019

Great Verbs Of Life

The following from George Walter Fiske (1872-1945) a prolific author on theology, is good advice for anyone but especially leaders:

The Power of I.....

I am: the power of self knowledge.

I think: the power to investigate.

I know: the power to master facts.

I feel: the power to appreciate, to value and to love.

I wonder: the power of reverence, curiosity and worship.

I see: the power of insight, imagination, vision.

I believe: the power of adventurous faith.

I can: the power to act and skill to accomplish.

I ought: the power of conscience, the moral imperative.

I will: the power of will, loyalty to duty, consecration.

I serve: the power to be useful, devotion to a cause.


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Monday, April 22, 2019

Be A Do More Coach

Do more than say you are a coach....prove it.

Do more than assume leadership....accept the responsibilities.

Do more than profess dedication to the it.

Do more than hoard game knowledge....share it

Do more than demand teamwork....encourage it.

Do more than know player potential....develop it.

Do more than urge physical conditioning....require it.

Do more than formulate team rules....enforce them.

Do more than talk to players....communicate with them.

Do more than advocate consistency and fairness....practice them.

Do more than react to game pressure....stay cool and deal with it.

Do more than meet the game challenge....enjoy it.

Do more than dream of for it.

Do more than count wins and losses....analyze them.

Do more than commend officials and foes....mean it.

Do more than profess your convictions....demonstrate them.

Do more....


LEAD . . . for God's Sake!: A Parable for Finding the Heart of Leadership

Monday, April 15, 2019

Aspiring Thoughts...

  • Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team.
  • You develop a team to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. All of us alone are weaker, by far, than if all of us are together.
  • Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.
  • In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.
  • A leader may be the most knowledgeable person in the world, but if the players on his team cannot translate that knowledge into action, it means nothing.
  • Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.
  • Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated.
  • A leader has to be positive about all things that happen to his team. Look at nothing in the past as failure.
  • Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.
  • Leaders show respect for people by giving them time.
  • I believe God gave us crises for some reason—and it certainly wasn’t for us to say that everything about them is bad. A crisis can be a momentous time for a team to grow—if a leader handles it properly.
  • Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.
  • People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.


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Monday, April 8, 2019

Things I Wish An Older, Experience Coach Would Have Told Me When I Was Young

The following is from the late Don Meyer

  • Rules from Jerry Krause
    1. Find yourself--Coaching is a lifetime process.
    2. Find your unique gift or talent and develop it
    3. Give your gift away
  • Be what you is because if you be what you ain’t you ain’t what you is. Players can spot a phony or con man a mile away. Try to adapt the good ideas of coaches you  study rather than adopting the whole ball of wax.
  • Get all the good ideas but you can not use all the good ideas. Your personality, your personnel, your league, your school, your geographic region, resources available and many other things will impact just what you can use in your program.
  • Promise less and deliver more.  Never promise wins and always provide attitude and effort.
  • Don’t say anything bad about your predecessor even it is true.
  • It is preferable to have players quite rather than have to dismiss them from the team. When players just won't buy in or refuse to get on the same page, tell them what they must do and let them make the decision to no longer be a part of the program. Do not rip them publicly even if they deserve it. Simply say that, "This is probably best for all concerned. We wish this young man/woman only the best in whatever they choose to do.
  • Newspaper buy their ink by the barrel and you buy yours by the pen. The old adage that whoever has the piece of chalk last wins certainly applies to the print media. They always have the last word.
  • There is no such thing as a free lunch. This really applies to whenever someone gives you or the program.

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