I had just taken over as head coach of a high school basketball program. From what I had learned prior to taking the job, there were a few talented seniors, and the varsity team had won more than they lost the year before… But the last coach had not done any off season work for […]
The name for this fun five-ten minute ice breaker activity is taken from a commercial that everyone on your team has probably seen at least a dozen times… It’s the “Capitol One Challenge…” But you don’t have to give me credit for the idea! (so punny!) Okay – enough with the bad jokes. Here’s your easy […]
The importance of mission statements struck me when I was still a coach and teacher, because I worked at five different high schools in my career. That wasn’t because I couldn’t keep a teaching job… The moves happened because of coaching positions that came open. Often it was just a better situation, and once it was […]
Escape rooms have become a popular and entertaining experience in a number of cities, and here in Atlanta there have been a few of them that opened their doors for business. My wife and I have visited a couple, and enjoyed ourselves on both occasions. But as a team leader, you are likely asking yourself […]
Frozen Dinner Syndrome is the result of flawed expectations.
Remember looking at the box there in the freezer aisle, and convincing yourself that it looked appetizing… even desirable?
(Thanks to Dave Blum for sharing this guest article) A few days back I watched a fascinating movie, called The Way. Have you seen it? One of my go-to online resources, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), describes the film’s plot as follows: “A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son […]
One of the most difficult parts of any team leader’s job is to have positive and effective feedback conversations. Whether you are a coach, a sales manager, a school administrator, or a medical staff supervisor, The COIN model provides you a template for having feedback conversations that work and include 4 essential elements of […]
If you are looking for a team performance chart to identify where your people are in terms of productivity or cohesiveness, the one below could truly help improve your organization. Team productivity is a measure of how successful your people are in terms of project completion or work efficiency. Team cohesiveness is a measure of […]
So, now you are asking yourself… what the heck is a networking facilitator? I would have asked the same question 10 years ago. But modern conference goals and a good bit of research suggest that one of the most impactful parts of your conference may be the choice to add a networking facilitator to your […]
My daughter plays beach volleyball. So she was very excited when she learned about a week-long camp at Hermosa Beach, in California, that would be run by college coaches. And she and my wife both think this is a great opportunity for her to get better and build relationships… But it was expensive. And it […]