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Archive for May, 2012

Is Modern Medicine Helping Pitchers?

If you’re trying to improve at something, remember these words: It doesn’t matter if you’re doing things right if you’re not doing the right things. It reminds me of the best parking job I ever did. Late for practice, I gained a few precious seconds by slipping gracefully into the parking space and racing into […]

Lifting Someone’s Burden

My friend Gary Pritchard, whose coaching specialty is helping build unity on teams, sent this quote from Charles Dickens today. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Those words capture so much of what coaching should be about. The job of a leader is more than just giving orders […]

The Power of Trust

Scottish poet George McDonald said, “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” This comes to mind because of a Geoffrey James article in Inc. titled “8 Things Great Bosses Demand from Employees.” Top on the list is “Be True to Your Word.” Writes James, “Your boss wants to trust you. Really.  Therefore, […]