sent by Nick Grantham | 11th January 2022
The one time I got ahead of myself and thought that success was a given was also the time the opportunity evaporated in front of my eyes, leaving me to lick my wounds. At that moment, I decided I wouldn't get ahead of myself again. I don't count on success. Instead, I do precisely what Austin Kleon suggests. I try to create situations for myself and the athletes I work with to be successful, and if the opportunities arise, I make sure we hang on for dear life and enjoy the ride.
Source: Austin Kleon
When trying to explain something, have you ever found yourself saying, â€œhow do you not understand? It's so obvious...â€. How do you think that makes the person feel? It's been said to me in the past, and more worryingly, I know I've said it myself to others. When we are coaching, we should help the athletes we work with remember what they have forgotten!
Source: Baltasar Gracian
Plenty of practitioners in high-performance sport talk a good game and will tell you what they are going to do or what they've done in the past. I pay little attention to either. Instead, I prefer to observe what they actually do when the pressure comes. And when it does come, I don't like to be around anyone with their arse hanging out!
When faced with a dysfunctional support team or department, many leaders will wrongly assume that the misfiring is because members of the support team don't have the appropriate competency to operate effectively. It's rarely a competence issue. It's nearly always an alignment issue. A group of incredibly talented and competent practitioners all wanting to do their own thing. Get the team members to align toward a common goal, and many of the problems will fade away.
Source: Denis Logan
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