8 Tips to a Better Relationship With Your Boss

Most of us have a boss. Someone that has a lot of say as to our professional fate. For head coaches overwhelmed with the demands of running a program, investing time in building a better relationship with their athletic director—often called “managing up”— can seem daunting. Many coaches don’t feel heard by administration and don’t …

2 Ways to Minimize Misunderstandings

It happens to every coach. You give instructions to your team and half the players get what you mean and the other half don’t. Misunderstandings are some of the biggest stumbling blocks to good communication. Today, many misunderstandings occur because our increased use of technology eliminates our ability to hear a person’s tone or see …

Listen Up!

Everyone knows that communication is a cornerstone of stellar leadership. Coquese is forever telling our Lady Lion point guards that they must lead on the court through communication. Sometimes we forget, however, that communication consists of more than just the spoken word. In fact, the other part of communication—listening—may be even more important.

3 Questions with Ashland Coach Sue Ramsey

Sue Ramsey enters her 18th season as the head coach of the Ashland Eagles. In 2012, she led her team to an undefeated run through the GLIAC on its way to a GLIAC Tournament Championship, NCAA Regional Championship and a trip to the Elite Eight. The Eagles’ overtime loss in the Division II National Championship …

The Lost Art of Listening

Recently I attended a volunteer training for the Oasis House at which they presented a handout with skills for effective listening. Many people over the years have told me I’m a good listener, and yet I found myself challenged to become better at some of these skills.

3 Tips to Better Public Speaking

Yesterday I gave the keynote address at the Rae Burick Women in Sports Award celebration. No one was more surprised than me to see my name on the program as the keynote! As a shy, introvert, public speaking isn’t something I’ve historically enjoyed. But since starting my business, I’ve become more and more comfortable behind …