Trying to get through to someone can be extremely frustrating. You may want to instill them with words of wisdom, but they just might not be landing. As a coach or a business leader, you’re not going to be able to reach every athlete or employee. So, how can you adapt your ways to help drive home your points and philosophies to those who should hear them?
In this week’s episode, I discuss a technique that I’ve found extremely helpful to me in these situations. Bringing in a different coach with a different point of view to try and send the same message to an athlete can pay dividends for everyone. Finding someone who shares the philosophies that you do and utilizing their experiences to drive home points can be a powerful tool. This is a common practice in coaching, done by the likes of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, that could be crucial to you in your professional life. Tune in to hear why and how I’ve used this in my career and how it could help you break through to those you can’t seem to reach.
LESSONS FOR LEADERS
· A streamlined message of character development and accountability will always go a long way.
· You cannot save every person. But your message might be able to.
· If you’re struggling to get through to someone, you can try the approach of having them talk to someone else who can deliver a similar message to them to see if it will stick that way.
· Having a similar philosophy as someone else can lead to a friendship and common ground.
· A difference in point of view can drive home a point better and help you reach someone.
· You can’t do it all yourself. You’re going to have to use other methods for teaching.
· Don’t feel discouraged if an employee isn’t understanding what you’re wanting from them right away. It may take time or a different way of teaching.
· Carrying home a message could mean more to someone if they recognize themselves in the person relaying that message. That may not always be you.
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