Purposeful Leadership

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a little bit about how kids learn things either by being taught what to do or by being allowed to do what they want to do.  My post was aimed at coaches to point out that the kids on your rosters are doing what they do for a reason.…
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Don’t Lose Your Minds!

Coaches, please don’t lose your minds now that your seasons have finished.  I’m saying this preemptively since this is the time of the year that coaches come the closest to completely freaking out about the season. Last year at about this time, I talked about the significance of winter sports in North Dakota and how…
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How Do You Lead?

This gem circled the world in the last couple days.  Since then, both coaches have been suspended from coaching for the remainder of this school year and all of next year…rightfully so. When I’m in my office, I usually have sports talk radio running in the background.  This story elicited much feedback to the various…
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Two Ways We All Learn

Pitchers and catchers reported this past week!  My wife rolls her eyes when I get excited about that, but she’s still learning that February-April are usually the most exciting months for us Cubs fans.  Not this year though – Go Cubs! My staff just finished hosting the regional hockey tournament last weekend.  I really do…
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Coaches, Make A Difference.

The punctuation in the title of this post is correct.  We all know that coaches can make a difference, but sometimes, a reminder needs to be sent to coaches about their purpose and their role in the lives of our kids.  So I say again: Coaches, make a difference! I was doing some homework for…
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