Monthly Archives October 2016

Leaders Need to Know Self

In my last post, I introduced the five basic questions at the foundation for the Collaborative Coaching and Leadership Action Model. The basic premise of this model is that coaching, educating, and leading are about taking a person or group from where they are now to some place new. To accomplish this, it is important to understand ourselves. The importance of knowing self has become increasingly obvious as I have developed as coach, leader, and educator. In one of the first National Soccer Association of America courses of my soccer coaching career, Doug Williamson, who became my coaching mentor, emphasized
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Questions-Based Action Leadership

The more I practice leadership, think about leadership, read about leadership, and hear people talk about leaders they admire, the clearer it becomes. To help facilitate your ability to lead and coach, it is important for you to Know yourself; Know the learning, behavioral, and motivational styles, among others, of those you lead; Use methods that are developmentally appropriate for your students, players, and employees to facilitate and maximize learning; Employ methods to articulate where it is you want your team, class, or organization to go, and develop a plan to get there; Develop a culture that continuously assesses and
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