Oh boy …
… life sure changes when a team begins practice — as we did this week.
With all the thoughts of scheduling, budgets, and training plans going through my mind (and maybe yours) I thought it might be fun to publish links to insightful things I’ve read this week.
I read a lot each day, usually between one and two hours, and I often stumble upon interesting things that apply to being a coach.
Here are 11 of them I felt were worth sharing this week:
1. James Clear on exhausting your coaching gift
2. A nice spot on NBC Nightly News about the power of positive sport coaching
3. How that crazy thing we call social media can be used as a tool, not a distraction
4. One of my favorite online creators, David Sparks, talks about Presentations For Leaders. Goes right-to-the-heart of how to coach more effectively
5. Sally Hogshead on how the World sees you is much more important than how you see the World, and what you can do about it. (Try the free sample.)
6. Ah, come on … no one was hurt, and the kids are really kinda cute … When a football team loses to its banner
7. I started reading Seth Godin’s book, again, this week, as we focus on our team’s culture. One of the best books about building a team I’ve ever read.
8. How to coach like an Olympic Coach, straight from the USOC (much more interesting than it sounds)
9. Mark Manson and 7 strange questions to ask yourself to help your fix the world (careful, spicey language ahead)
10. 5 Tips for New Team Leaders from the Harvard Business Review (perfect suggestion for coaches, old and new)
11. Erin Griffith with an insightful graphic of why startups fail, that could be easily applied to any sports team.
And let me leave you with this
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh