Donít make them in your image. Donít even try. My assistants donít look alike, think alike, or have the same personalities. And I sure donít want them thinking the way I do. You donít strive for sameness, you strive for balance.
- Bear Bryant
Feedback is information about the past, delivered in the present, to impact the future.
Three things I'd ever say to a team to help hold them together:
If anything goes bad, I did it.
If anything goes semi-good, then we did it.
If anything goes real good, then you did it.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant
The role of a coach is to create a relationship with people and groups where they continuously expand people's capacity to produce the results they truly desire.
- Robert Hargrove
C = Conduct one-on-one meetings regularly
O = Offer feedback and assistance
A = Avoid overlooking the "middle stars"
C = Create an Everyone's a Coach environment
H = Help others succeed
C = Commitment
O = Over learning
A = Audible-Ready (flexibility)
C = Consistency
H = Honesty based (walk your talk)
- "Everyone's a Coach" by Don Shula and Ken Blanchard
Leadership Characteristics - Top Ten List
9. Positive Role Model
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Robert Half
We are all capable of change and growth; we just need to know where to begin.
- Blaine Lee
Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.
- John Whitmore
Coaching isn't an addition to a leader's job, it's an integral part of it.
- George S. Odiorne
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says "I"; The leader says "WE". The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, "GO"; the leader says "Let's GO!"
- H. Gordon Selfridge
If, as a coach, you devote all your energies to your present players, it is true that, for the present, you can win. However, if you spend no time on recruiting, you will eventually lose.
The term "span of control" no longer makes sense... What we're looking for is a span of support wherein managers understand that they are to help, coach and create learning, not to control.
- Ralph Stayer
(some now retired or coaching other teams)
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