Principle #5: Learn, Intentionally

“Learning from the past” should not be a random thing.  We should have a planning process, make and execute plans and look at them after they are executed.  Ask, "What worked?", and do more of that and less of what didn’t work. When someone says they learned their lesson, it's often simply because a thing … Continue reading Principle #5: Learn, Intentionally

Team Malaise

What happens when a team just loses it's mojo? Is this simply a "that's what happens sometimes", situation or can it be fixed? Finding the cause, or lighting a one more important than the other? Go back. Go deep. Go internal. Ask good questions about why this team plays or works on the things … Continue reading Team Malaise


What is integrity? It's on the lockerrom signs, gym banners and tshirts that list core values of teams across the country. Most won't have a strong and clear definition. I say it's integration of who you are and what you do. Knowing what you believe in is key. The central values like trust and communication … Continue reading Integrity

The Ungoal

Recently, I've been taking the time to think critically about the things that I have taken as gospel as a coach over my career.  Like goal setting, for example. For many years I spent time talking to teams about SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic/relevant, timely, although there are many other versions of the SMART … Continue reading The Ungoal