Story of an old man, young boy and a donkey… Who in our lives is often going the other direction saying, “You have that all wrong. You really should change that.” Athletics director, staff, fans, boosters, players and often our player’s parents. A philosophy is the foundation on which you develop your entire approach to coaching. It helps us answer the fundamental questions about what we do, why we do it, and how we do it. Having a philosophy removes uncertainty and inconsistencies in your behavior. It is often times these uncertainties and inconsistencies which destroy personal relationships and creates chaotic conditions within our teams. The Diamond of Success is my recipe for philosophy soup…it is how I put the wheel together.
The foundation for your philosophy should be based on your overall philosophy for life. This is best created by putting together a personal missions statement. From you personal mission statement flows your coaching mission statement. And the final step is to combine your coaching mission statement with that of those on your staff to reflect your staff’s mission. Some other great coaching philosophies to study: John Wooden: The Pyramid of Success They Call Me Coach Took him 14 years to develop Lead to 10 national championships Pat Summitt: The Definite Dozen Reach for the Summitt Raise the Roof 3 National Championships in a row Mike Kryzewski: The Fist Coaching from the Heart The Five Point Play 24 NCAA Tournament Appearances
A personal mission statement captures what you want to be and do, what you want to create and accomplish and how you want to be in the world. An effective mission statement may consist of a few words or several pages. Because each individual is unique, it will reflect that uniqueness, both in content and form. It is written to inspire you—not to impress someone else. It communicates to you and inspires you on the most essential level. You must ponder it, memorize it, review it, update it, and write it into your heart and mind. I share mine with you because I think it is a very important first step in developing a philosophy for sport, business or partnership.
A coaching mission statement focuses solely on what you want to be and do, create and accomplish and how you want to be in the coaching world. It will help keep you on track when you get frustrated, tired or feel inadequate. It will be a powerful reminder when you feel down, to look beyond yourself to your bigger picture. It is what makes all the time, energy, headache and heartache of coaching worth it even if we aren’t accomplishing our lofty dreams and goals for the season.
And then we came together to create a staff mission statement that reflects all of our purposes for coaching. These mission statements became the foundation and basis for putting together The Diamond of Success.
After creating a compelling personal, coaching and staff mission statement the next step for me was to define what a successful program was to me. In coaching it is so easy to get all wrapped up in winning and early in my career I was very much consumed with the wins and losses. I was several years into my coaching career before I realized that if I was going to enjoy coaching for as a long term career choice my definition of success needed to be based on a much broader and more meaningful definition of success than just winning. To me, the highest purpose for coaching is the development of the student-athlete. I still want to win every time I step on the field but I won’t sacrifice the honesty and integrity of the program or the academic success of our student-athletes to do it. And even if we aren’t finishing at the top of the league as long as we are improving that to me is also a form of success.
Give an Overview of The Diamond of Success In a recent survey of coaches by Liz and Bo Hanson of AthleteAssessment.com 61% of those coaches surveyed said focus on the athletes as a whole person is the top characteristics of a phenomenal coach. Note: If speaking to coaches other than softball coaches have them draw their playing field.
When we recruit student-athletes into our program we are looking for to SA who are “Triple A”. Brief overview of the Vision, Expectations and Consequences of each A.
These guiding principles are the key to helping our SA take responsibility for their training, their growth, their performances, and ultimately their success. But these principles don’t just apply to student-athletes. They apply to each of us. We are each whole meaning we are physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social beings and a meaningful lifestyle includes all of these aspects. We are each in control through the values, beliefs, and attitudes we choose to accept, maintain and perpetuate. We each have to assume responsibility for everything in our lives including what we see, feel, say, do and experience. We are each self-determining because we magnify into our lives those situations that we constantly think about. Our thoughts are creative and they do turn into things. We each are always in process, growing and evolving. And it is helpful to remember that great oaks don’t become great overnight and diamonds aren’t formed in a week. Everything of beauty and greatness takes time. And we are each a most valuable person, part of the Divine creation and eternal perfection. We all deserve love and respect just because we are who we are. We each have an inner core that is simply beautiful. The more we incorporate these principles into our daily lives the more we will spiral upward to the heights of success that are within our reach.
One of the great life skills learned through sport can be that of moral reasoning. And yet resent research shows that the moral reasoning of athletes is lower than that of non-athletes and the longer a person stays in sports the more their moral reasoning goes down. We hear example of example of negative and unsportsmanlike practices at all levels of sport. Moral reasoning and ethical behavior will only be learned through sport if we as coaches are teaching it, modeling it, and demanding it. We can do that through establishing a Code of Ethics that include being loving and kind. These are the two greatest harmonizing principles and they can be modeled by looking others in the eye, smiling, being present and really listening to others. We can do it through teaching such programs as Pursuing Victory with Honor by the Josephson Institute based on the theme that Character Counts. 6 Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. We can do it through sharing stories like that of Sara, Liz, and Mallory, one of the greatest stories to come out of all of sports last year. Or that of Dara Torres, the Olympic swimmer who was nominated as one of Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. We need more acts of kindness and goodwill like these in the world of sports and in the world in general.
In a Division II softball game between conference rivals Western Oregon and Central Washington last spring, and with two of her teammates on base, WOU's senior Sara Tucholsky hit what appeared to be her first-ever home run. Watching her fence-clearing shot, she missed first base, turned abruptly to go back and touch the bag when her knee buckled and she fell to the ground in pain. Crawling back to first, she realized she could go no further. According to the rules, she could not be helped by her teammates; and if she could not continue around the bases, her hit would be recorded as a single. Western Washington's Mallory Holtman, a power-hitting first baseman with many home runs to her credit, asked if it was against the rules for her and one of her teammates to carry their opponent around the bases so she would get credit for the home run. She was told that it was not, and they did, and Western Oregon went on to defeat Central Washington. Holtman had a simple reason for her display of sportsmanship in helping Tucholsky round the bases: &quot;She hit it over the fence. She deserved it.“
The majority of our time and energy is going to be directed toward developing the skills and strategies of softball. We need to train our athletes on what to do and how to do it quickly and effectively. And just like we expect our players to bring their “A” game each day when it comes to skills and strategies so do we as coaches need to bring our “A” game each day in a variety of skills and strategies including those listed on the right.
NFCA Convention and Courses are the foundation for building many of these skills, especially in building a knowledge base and developing teaching skills. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People workshops can greatly enhance your organizational and leadership skills. The NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy can give you advanced tools and training in everything from communication, motivation, philosophy and networking to knowledge in Title IX, interviewing, and legal issues. Toastmasters is an international public speaking program that can improve how you communicate with your athletes, the media, boosters and your skills in delivering a speech to the public. Disney’s Four Keys to Excellence has many philosophies, strategies, concepts and tactics that can be applied to the coaching world in the areas of leadership, management, service and loyalty. Leaders are Readers…
Brain is the most important muscle you have. Finger analogy. Improving the mental game helps student-athletes: Manage competitive stress Control concentration Improve confidence Develop the ideal performance state and Overcome adversity The basic skills of our mental training program are… My release.
F=fear, A=anger T=trust, R=routine Like the story of Victor Frankl? He was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust. He witnessed nearly every possible atrocity toward humans, and yet he survived. Both his parents died in the concentration camps, and even his wife was murdered. Frankl watched people starve to death, scurrying to find a morsel of bread, doing anything they could to live. He witnessed the torture of his fellow inmates and saw people brutally killed. He wrote a famous book called Man’s Search for Meaning, which chronicles his life in the concentration camps and how he used the power of his mind to redirect his focus to survive. One of the things he did every day was play a round of golf in his head. He would visualize every shot and every put. Shortly after he was released he played an actual round of golf and shot in the 70s! When asked how he did this he said he hadn’t three putted a green in 7 years! Or Krista Scholz Research: basketball study Idea: Traffic Light Analogy Books: Zen of Golf
In 2001 we had a horrible season. Despite having a great deal of talented and experienced returning players we finished at the bottom of the Valley and won only 15 games all year. And when I asked my players after the year was over why we had such a poor year not one of them said it was because of our pitching, or our hitting but what they did say was because we didn’t do much mental training or team building and that was the last year that team building wasn’t one of our major focuses. Highly effective teams spend 90% of their focus externally on working toward their common goals, and 10% of their focus internally on overcoming problems. Accomplishing great things depends in large part on how your team interacts socially with one another on and off the field.
I think it is also important to keep in mind when coaching girls and women that, while male athletes bond through battle, females need to bond before they are willing to battle. Take for example my niece Sadie and my nephew Sully. My sister Wendy went to one of Sadie’s volleyball games last year and there was Sadie sitting on the bench in her street clothes… So the team building piece is a very important piece when it comes to coaching the female athlete.
The majority of what I do with my team each year in terms of Team Building comes from Jeff Janssen’s book on Championship Team Building and his 7 C’s of Championship Team Building. Jeff gave me his permission to include his team building ideas in The Diamond of Success and when it comes to team building there is no better resource than his books and his website. Jeff talks about the 4 stages of team building and how important it is for us as coaches to be able to guide our teams through these stages if we want to develop successful programs. Four Stages of Team Development: Forming Stage: getting to know each other, uneasiness and uncertainty, cordial and friendly Storming Stage: more closely interact and compete with one another, various personalities and goals cause conflict among players and coaches, poor work ethic and bad attitudes will become exposed. Necessary and important part of our growth. Goal is to handle and channel conflict into effective individual and team growth. How we handle these conflicts is critical to our growth and our success. Norming Stage: Begins when a team settles on a set of rules and standards as to how things will be done. Norming relates to our team standards in practice, the classroom weight room, conditioning, mental training, social life, etc… These have a tremendous impact on our success. Performing Stage: The eventual goal. Occurs only if effective standards are in place and firmly embraced by all members of the team. The team begins to perform as a confident and cohesive unit. A sense of comfort, consistency and trust is developed and we know what to expect from each other. Teams go back and forth between the stages as new challenges and demands arise throughout the season. Common Problems: Stuck on the Storming Stage: Constant conflict or things swept under the carpet and never dealt with. Negative Norms: Do enough just to get by. Everyone for themselves. Poor standards.
Athlete Assessments works with coaches, athletes and teams who want to reach consistently higher performance in their sport. Coaches and athletes complete a 7-minute online survey and personalized profile reports are compiled. Using the profiles, coaches access ways to better communicate with and motivate their athletes. They gain knowledge of limiting and strengthening behaviors, and the characteristics of the environment the athletes will perform best in. It’s designed specifically for sport.
These are the three major ways we energize our bodies. They combine to build a foundation of physical vitality and health. Each of them has an affect on our physical energy, our mind and our moods. When we feel great it is reflected in every aspect of our lives. As a Division I athlete in training you need to have discipline in all three areas: These are also the golden keys to aging well. It turns out that only about 30% of what we see as aging is biological aging. 70% of it is just decay. And research is clear that we can be fit, vigorous, and healthy virtually until the end of our life if we are willing to put in some time and effort. Our bodies rework and recreate themselves over and over again. And each time they get stronger or they get weaker based on the chemical signals from our lifestyles. If we exercise, if we eat right, if we connect emotionally to others, and we get the rest we need our bodies build a stronger version the next time around. Every single day we make a choice to get a bit fitter or a bit weaker a bit older or a bit younger.
Champions work and they work hard. There is no substitute for work. Accomplishments that are worthwhile come from work. Every single individual who has achieved personal success and competitive greatness has a strong work ethic. Lisa Fernandez, the greatest player in the world for over a decade Jackie Stiles, standout basketball player at Missouri State from 1997-2001 Much was written about Jackie and her incredible work ethic during that time She learned early on that hard work was the name of the game. Running around track with Dad when she was 2 ½ Learned the fundamentals of basketball by the time she was 5 High School: stayed in the gym until she had made 1,000 baskets College: shooting in the dark Among her many accomplishments: MVC Freshman of the Year 3x MVC Player of the Year Broke the all-time NCAA women’s single season and career scoring records (3,393 career points) First team All-American Coveted Honda-Broderick Cup Rookie of the year in the WNBA Jackie paid the price for success every day and it led to the fulfillment of her greatest dreams and aspirations.
It is our attitude and outlook in life that draws to each of us the very best or the very worst in life. We each have the ability to create anything we want to through our thoughts, words, and actions… FOR THOUGHTS HELD IN MIND PRODUCE AFTER THEIR KIND. Every single thought can be assessed in terms of whether it strengthens or weakens us. When we use our thoughts to empower ourselves we are appealing to that which uplifts and raises our spirits. That power urges us to live and perform at our own highest level. The player on the field who succeeds is the one who is always thinking, “I can do this.” The player who fails is the one who is always thinking, “I better not blow this.” Let’s get every thought, word, and action going in a positive direction. Story: little girl in her backyard…
Negativity at work costs companies $300 billion a year according to Gallup and more people die Monday morning at 9 am than any other time. It seems people would rather die than go to work. There are two kinds of negativity. There’s the overt negativity—the jerk in the workplace and we know who that person is. And the much more dangerous type of subtle negativity that you really don’t see and so often goes undetected and eventually can really destroy the team and the morale. Understand that where there is a void, negativity will fill it in organizations and in teams. The real solution is to create a positive culture. A good start to creating that positive culture is to give your attention, words of affirmation and appreciation to everyone you come in contact with within30 seconds of meeting them. The goal for ratio of praise to criticism is 5:1. The number one reason why people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated.
I love the quote, “Not everyone be can be famous, but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service.” Great teams have in common athletes and coaches who are willing to serve for the greater good of the team. This means losing oneself in the group for the good of the group. It means being eager to sacrifice personal interest or glory for the welfare of all. It means accepting a lesser individual role if it is necessary to go to the next level as a team. (Lisa Fernandez) At the root of true cohesion is a sense of selflessness, a willingness to see that the team goal is greater than the goal of any one athlete. Understand that within the guidelines and boundaries of our program all of us are here to serve and be served on the road to realizing our greatest athletic and human potential. Let the dominate question on our team be “How can I best serve the team?”
You will get what you expect, accept and tolerate in these areas.
FRESHMEN LEADERSHIPSELF-LEADERSHIP roles & responsibilities of the student athlete: seven habits: especially first three (1) be proactive ake responsibility (2) begin with the end in mind (3) put first things first ime management SOPHOMORE LEADERSHIPEXPANDED LEADERSHIP seven habits: especially next three (1) Think win-win (2) Seek first to understand (3) Synergize JUNIORS AND SENIORSCOLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP The Team Captain’s Leadership Manual Weekly meetings Jeff’s Leadership Website COACHESSUPER LEADERSHIP The 8 th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness The 7 Cs of Successful Coaches by Jeff Janssen Developing the Leaders Around by John C. Maxwell
Habit 8: From Effectiveness to Greatness Find Your Voice and Help Others Find Theirs Everyone has unique gifts, talents, and capabilities that are only slightly leveraged in most organizations and teams. Finding your voice means bridging the gap between possessing great potential and actually making the contribution you should make as a leader. Helping others to find their voices is the key to leadership success: it is successfully tapping the magnificent potential in every human being on the team. How? Focus on a few wildly important goals Make win-win agreements Treat your people as whole people body, heart, mind, spirit
I have enjoyed sharing The Diamond of Success with you. I hope that it has given you some ideas to include in your own philosophy for the most important thing about a philosophy is that it is your own. As you create, update and improve your philosophy I encourage you to keep this quote in mind: “ Our role is not to prepare the path for the student but rather to prepare the student for the path. We should develop a solid person who can assist in creating the path, improving the path and adjusting to the potholes in the path.” May you always think big, and dream bigger!
The Diamond Of Success
THE DIAMOND OF SUCCESS A Philosophical Model for Coaching and Leading NCAA Women Coaches Academy Holly Hesse Missouri State University
Personal Mission Statement <ul><li>F orgive everyone, everything, everyday, especially myself </li></ul><ul><li>O pen myself to love, healing and change </li></ul><ul><li>L ove others unconditionally, without judgment & expectation </li></ul><ul><li>L ive in the present moment of this new day </li></ul><ul><li>O ffer my time, talents and resources in service to others </li></ul><ul><li>W orkout 45-60 minutes each day, 6 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>M ake conscious contact with God daily </li></ul><ul><li>Y ield to the Divine Spirit that guides my life </li></ul><ul><li>J oyfully celebrate this day despite disappointment or setback </li></ul><ul><li>O pen myself to the beauty and abundance that surrounds me </li></ul><ul><li>Y earn to live more authentically, love more deeply and laugh more often </li></ul>
Coaching Mission Statement <ul><li>To affirm, inspire, compliment, praise and empower the greatness of each student-athlete in an environment of hope and trust. </li></ul>1
Staff Mission Statement <ul><li>To affirm, inspire, compliment, praise and stroke the greatness of each student-athlete in an environment of hope and trust. </li></ul><ul><li>To teach, correct, and encourage each athlete with unconditional love, support, patience, and enthusiasm. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a positive learning environment that inspires each athlete to pursue excellence, and achieve her dreams and goals. </li></ul>
Do You Have A Compelling <ul><li>personal mission statement? </li></ul><ul><li>coaching mission statement? </li></ul><ul><li>staff mission statement? </li></ul>
Defining A Successful Program <ul><li>Development of the Student-Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty and Integrity of the Program </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Success </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Record and Conference Finish </li></ul>
Code of Ethics Skills & Strategies Mental Training Team Building Trinity of Health Work Ethic Positive Attitude Team Spirit Leadership Triple A Student-Athlete
Be “Triple A” if You Want to Play <ul><li>A cademics </li></ul><ul><li>A ttitude </li></ul><ul><li>A bility </li></ul>18
The Student-Athlete <ul><li>Is Whole </li></ul><ul><li>Is In Control </li></ul><ul><li>Is Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Is Self-Determining </li></ul><ul><li>Is In Process </li></ul><ul><li>Is A Most Valuable Person </li></ul>3
What is your centerpiece? <ul><li>Is it you? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it winning? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it your athletes? </li></ul>
Code of Ethics <ul><li>Be Loving. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Kind. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Honest. </li></ul><ul><li>Do What Is Right. </li></ul><ul><li>Do Your Best. </li></ul>5
How Are You Developing Moral Reasoning? “ We expect those in sports to undertake their participation from an ethical perspective. That means we expect players, coaches and fans to respect their teammates, the opposing team and the game itself. This is the fundamental principle of sports.” Myles Brand NCAA President NCAA Champion Magazine
Skills & Strategies <ul><li>For the SA </li></ul><ul><li>Position Play </li></ul><ul><li>Team Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Base Running </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>For the Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
How: Suggested Training <ul><li>National Convention and Courses </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters </li></ul><ul><li>Disney’s Four Keys to Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders are Readers </li></ul>
Mental Training <ul><li>Relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmations </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Routines & Releases </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal Performance State </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming Adversity </li></ul>7
How: Suggested Activities <ul><li>Classroom session to give an overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure versus Triumph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories and Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce the Five Mental Training Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin each practice with 10-15 minutes of mental training ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage them to incorporate that idea into that days practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Super Performer Inside Visualization </li></ul></ul>8
Team Building <ul><li>Highly </li></ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul><ul><li>Teams </li></ul><ul><li>10% </li></ul>Ineffective Teams 90% Moderately Effective Teams 50% 10% 50% 90%
The 4 Stages of Team Building <ul><li>Forming </li></ul><ul><li>Storming </li></ul><ul><li>Norming </li></ul><ul><li>Performing </li></ul>11
Are you helping your team <ul><li>Set C ommon Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Be C ommitted to the Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Determine C omplementary Roles? </li></ul><ul><li>Establish C lear Communication? </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve C onflict Constructively? </li></ul><ul><li>Create C ohesion? </li></ul><ul><li>Have C redible Coaching? </li></ul>Championship Team Building: What Every Coach Needs to Know to Build a Motivated, Committed and Cohesive Team Jeff Janssen 11
How: Other Suggested Activities <ul><li>Personality Profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DISC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AthleteAssessments.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating Unity through Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Impeccable with Your Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Take Things Personally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Make Assumptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Do Your Best </li></ul></ul>
How: Suggested Activities <ul><li>Classroom sessions on Nutrition Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Nutritionist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Training Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutritional Highlights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring in healthy snacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow-up Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track portions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food exchanges </li></ul></ul>
Work Ethic <ul><li>Pay the price for success every day </li></ul><ul><li>Do more than just show up </li></ul><ul><li>Work hard and play hard </li></ul><ul><li>Love what you are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Put in extra time on your own </li></ul><ul><li>Play with C.A.R.E rules </li></ul>15
Team Spirit <ul><li>Surrender the “me” for the “we” </li></ul><ul><li>Serve and be served </li></ul><ul><li>Selflessness </li></ul><ul><li>“ How can I best serve my team?” </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to serve my team </li></ul>17
Are you holding your team accountable for their: <ul><li>Work ethic? </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude? </li></ul><ul><li>Team Spirit? </li></ul>
Self-Leadership Level One Training <ul><li>Roles & Responsibilities of the SA </li></ul><ul><li>From Dependence to Independence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit 1: Be Proactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit 3: Put First Things First </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the right things, the right way, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>because they are the right things to do. </li></ul></ul>
Expanded Leadership Level Two Training <ul><li>VeteranRookie Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>From Independence to Interdependence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit 4: Think Win-Win </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit 5: Seek First to Understand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit 6: Synergize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take your rookie under your wing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor her and be a good role model for her. </li></ul></ul>
Collective Leadership Level Three Training <ul><li>Rewards of Collective Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Risks of Collective Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>The Team Captain’s Leadership Manual. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Complete Guide to Developing Team Leaders Whom Coaches Respect and Teammates Trust by Jeff Janssen, M.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weekly Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Meetings and Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Set the tone. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring everyone else up to your level. </li></ul>
Super Leadership Level Four Training <ul><li>From Effectiveness to Greatness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 8 th Habit: Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The 7 Secrets of Successful Coaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character-Based: Build a Sense of Trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competent: Know Your Stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committed: Have Passion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring: Love the People You Coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence-Builders: Confidence is Critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicators: Connect with Others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent: Consistent but Flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tap into the mind, body, heart, and spirit of every person. </li></ul></ul>
Super Leadership Level Four Responsibilities <ul><li>Path finding: Create a Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning: Create a Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering: Release the talent, energy, and contributions of your people </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling: Build trust with others </li></ul><ul><li>Developing: Help others reach their full potential </li></ul><ul><li>Being: The Purveyor of Hope: Upper 33% </li></ul>
Final Thought <ul><li>“ Our role is not to prepare the path for the student but rather to prepare the student for the path. </li></ul><ul><li>We should develop a solid person who can assist in creating the path, improving the path and adjusting to the potholes in the path.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Simpson’s Thought for Tuesday </li></ul>
THE DIAMOND OF SUCCESS A Philosophical Model for Coaching and Leading NCAA Women Coaches Academy Holly Hesse Missouri State University