The Tall Silent Type

Back in the day, the paradigm for leadership went something like this: Male. Tall. White. Intelligent. Charismatic. Etc. We now know, or should know that leaders come in all shapes, sizes, skin colors, religions and creeds. The one thing I never saw included in the paradigm of leadership was "silent." What I mean is do [...]

By | 2018-09-03T17:08:48+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Making Decisions

One of the things people labor over in their lives is decision-making. Choosing the “right” thing to do. Worrying about it, stressing about it. Being anxious over extended periods of time is wearing. If you are in a leadership role, the attempt to fulfill the expectations of others requires decision-making support for others. The truth [...]

By | 2018-05-09T00:43:54+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

So, You Want To Be A Leader?

So, whether or not you want to be a leader, you are already leading. The question is whether or not you are willing to be responsible for your leadership and the direction it is leading. You see, someone is always paying attention to the way you are acting and deciding whether or not to play [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:32+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Execution, And I Don’t Mean “The Chair”

Everything happens as a function of action. That’s not a startling statement. However, I’m not talking about just moving around. I am not talking about “kinda” running the coach’s system either, or even telling the hitter to watch the ball. So, what DO I mean? In the baseball analogy, it is watching the seam of [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:32+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Look At Leadership

Back in the day, the expectation of leaders was that it was the athlete/employee’s job to adapt to the leader. You know, “my way or the highway.” The primary motivational tool was fear. I am sorry to say, this tool is still popular among some organizational leaders today. The leader is afraid that his “crew” [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:33+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

The Myth Of The Player’s Coach

Players will say “He’s a player's coach.” What do you think that means? Is it that the coach has been where they are now? Or, that he understands what motivates the player? How about, “I see him as my friend?”  Maybe, he “understands” what I am going through because he was a player? Just what [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:33+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Empathy And Leadership

In the art of impacting performance, empathy may be the the most important quality a leader can have. Having a good idea of what the learner is going through allows for an appreciation of the struggle it can be, and the lack of light at the end of the tunnel. I am not talking about [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:33+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

The Importance Of Completion

Why is completion important? Our lives are a series of projects; daily, monthly, yearly and, yes, lifetime. The nature of a project is that it has a beginning, middle and end. The project may go through various phases, is naturally ongoing, or needs stepping stones to completion. Ah, completion, the achilles heel for human beings. [...]

By | 2016-10-24T23:51:48+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Coaching Excellence Camp – August 2016

On August 20-21, 2016 I will be leading a Coaching Excellence Camp (CEC) in Cupertino, CA (San Jose area). It is the foundation piece for everything we do at Todd Team Coaching and my favorite. We don’t do this often so take advantage! The basic design for this workshop is to reveal the unexamined behaviors [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:34+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Coach's Blog|0 Comments