A Team Reflects Its Coach

Sometimes you want to hit your head against a wall when you think about your team.  They’re disorganized or they don’t take initiative or they don’t think outside of the box or they’re gossipy or whatever.

The painful truth is that your team is precisely the team that you’ve coached it to be.  You’ve taught them in words or in actions to behave as they do (more is caught than taught by the way).

The reason that they’re disorganized is that you are too!  The reason that they don’t think outside the box is that, either you don’t encourage them to, or the last time they stuck their head outside the box and it didn’t work as planned, they got their head handed to them (by you!).

An unalterable rule of leadership is that the team reflects its coach.  If you want your team to be better, you personally must get better and lead the way!

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