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How Coaching Youth Sports is Like Coaching your Team in Business?

I’ve coached youth basketball for a number of years. I’ve often compared coaching youth with coaching teams in business. I’ve come to the conclusion that there are number of similarities and differences between the two audiences, such as:

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11:51 am

Why it's an Honor and a Privilege to be 'The Boss'

Being the boss comes with certain benefits - more money, maybe an office, a title that says you should be shown higher respect inside the company and out. Maybe you like that you get to tell people what to do.

However, if you do things right, you will get so much more out of this experience, your team will be better off and your company will thrive.

First off, believe and act like you are the boss because your team LETS you be the boss. 

Secondly, you have the unique opportunity to shape and mold those that work for you. As their boss, just like a coach, you are there to inspire them to become more than what they thought they were capable of being.

Thirdly, when the team does well and the results show it, you get recognized for it. Now, you can take credit for the success, or you can take credit for helping them along and unlocking their power.

Lastly, if you do great things with your team and they succeed, you are filled with such great satisfaction that trumps any bonus or personal accolade.

After every large group meeting with my team, I ended with the statement, "it's an honor and a privilege to work with you." They gave me so much more than I ever gave to them. I was happy to be able to spend time with them each workday.

5:32 pm

Servant Leadership Fills your People...and Yourself

I, a sales and marketing executive, was at a HR conference recently and it was....great. Seriously! I had more than one attendee come up to me praising my choice to attend. I shocked them.

The seminar put on by Sue Bergstrom and her company hr connection. The keynote speaker was a gentleman named Ryan Estis who spoke about Rethinking HR. Even though the topic was HR, Ryan comes from a background of advertising and strategy. His talk was inspiring.Read More


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