Getting the Most From Your Team

In reading the classic leadership book The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner, I came across this gem: If leaders wish to get the best from others, they must: search for or create opportunities for people to outdo themselves find opportunities for people to solve problems, make discoveries, explore new ground, reach difficult goals or figure out …

Powerful Delegation

Most leaders feel like there’s just not time enough in the day to get it all done. Yet, many have capable people around them who could help share the load! The challenge for those of us who like being in control is properly delegating responsibilities to others.

3 Tips for Better Sleep

I’ve seen it time and time again, and you have too—coaches who struggle to sleep. Particularly in-season. Late night film, crazy travel schedules and the pressure to win (and keep their job) are just a few of the reasons coaches find it tough to sleep well. The results? Moodiness. Caffeine addiction. Increased stress. Slower thinking …

How to Get Better at Anything

You’ve probably heard it said that leaders are learners. Our world is changing at light speed, so in order to lead effectively, we’ve got to keep growing and learning. But getting better as leaders (or in any area of life) requires more than gathering and understanding information.   In practice, Penn State coach Coquese Washington …