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 spark...is 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
Most people have at least two voices, often competing ones. We have internal debate. We have the "little voice in my head," and we have "me". The "me" is the Big Me. The one that others see, the one that takes action, makes speeches, plans practices and leads the team. Little Me is the internal … Continue reading Big Me, Little Me
it gets done you won't forget or remember at an inappropriate time you won't have to ask others to do it more gets done. you gain time. sounds easy, right? future me so often gets in the way...wow, is she productive! so much, so that do-it-now me can easily step aside. but, the upside is … Continue reading do it now
Have you heard someone talk about a tactic, a coaching idea of some sort, and implemented it in your program to no avail? It didn't work. You've worked something in to a practice, or with a team and loved it. Then, you try it again and are not satisfied? There's no simple one-size-fits-all response to … Continue reading Your Mileage May Vary
Problem identified. Now flip it and look at it with a long lens. What opportunities do you see? After you've decided that this situation is indeed a problem to be addressed and that there is a change to make, you've made a giant step in the right direction. You probably see a chance to make … Continue reading Problems, Part II
What is a problem? Is this thing that's happening or not happening actually a problem? Perhaps the reality is just the reality and you're making it a problem for you (and maybe for others)? Once those simple questions are answered then we can get to work on finding solutions if we need to. One solution … Continue reading Problems, part 1
Sometimes we say, before attempting any thing, that we are excited for the activity and will enjoy it, or learn from it, "regardless of outcome". True, we should always be hoping and expecting to learn from our situations, but too often this phrase is used as a built-in excuse. We say, in advance, that we … Continue reading Regardless of Outcome…
When something goes wrong we often ask a version of this question: "why did they do that?" This speaks to intention, that the person planned to screw it up, the "why?" implying that they wanted to make a bad decision. Of course, sabotage might be in play, but usually it's a given that the person … Continue reading Motive or Mistake?
Regret. We act hoping we won't have regrets for doing that thing. We incur stress that the things we do or have done are wrong; we hope that we are pleased with results of doing. On the other hand, we don't as often consider how we might be changed by not taking action. What if … Continue reading Anticipation & Assessment
You'll do those around you a favor by asking questions. You're likely not alone.