Picking up where I left off last week, it’s time to revisit the backend of this season’s podcast episodes from THE COACHES. There were coaches from college and pro football, Hall of Fame boxing trainers, Olympic coaches, and speed gurus on the final five episodes, so there’s plenty to learn from this week’s episode. The vital lessons that I look back on from these fascinating conversations range from how to manage a crisis, how to choose your staff to best align with your message, how to pick yourself and those around you up after a loss, and why being able to adapt as a leader is so important in the long run. You’ll hear from Shepard University head football coach Ernie McCook, Strength and Conditioning coach for USA Weightlifting, Tim Swords, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, legendary boxer and boxing trainer Buddy McGirt, and the founder and CEO of The Sport and Speed Institute, Justin Kavanaugh, as they discuss what it means to them to be a coach. Take a listen and I hope you’ve enjoyed Season 2: THE COACHES and are looking forward to the next season of Your Corner Man.
4:48 – A shared experience that is devoted to solving a problem together as a team is valuable.
8:27 – Communication is the key. You don’t want to micromanage, so you need to be clear and precise with your expectations. Have compassion and empathy but get your point across.
13:48 – You cannot separate yourself from your organization and the people within it.
SHOW APPEARANCE- July 29, 2020: We are family https://www.yourcornerman.com/post/we-are-family-coach-ernie-mccook-head-football-coach-shepard-univ
15:52 – It’s so important to find your passion, the thing that speaks to you. Your life won’t be fulfilled without it.
20:15 – Take the time to shake the hand of everyone in your organization. Show them the respect that they deserve.
21:43 – Always remember that your words can be extremely powerful, no matter the conversation.
SHOW APPEARANCE - August 4, 2020: Find your passion https://www.yourcornerman.com/post/find-your-passion-coach-tim-swords-team-usa-weightlifting
24:15 – Be your true authentic self and, if you don’t act that way, people can tell. If you want to be a leader, you have to live your life a certain way.
27:16 – Your staff has to be loyal, as everyone needs to believe in the same message. You have to hire people who are dedicated to excellence and who will live up to your standards.
SHOW APPEARANCE - August 12, 2020: A fighter’s mentality and the heart of a hustler https://www.yourcornerman.com/post/a-fighter-s-mentality-and-the-heart-of-a-hustler-coach-dan-quinn-head-coach-atlanta-falcons
31:29 – When things go wrong and you take a loss, do you have what it takes to rebound? Is the talent and courage still there to dig yourself out of a hole? The elements of success must remain for you to make a comeback.
37:02 – You have to be able to change as a leader. You’re going to develop a deeper sense of empathy. You won’t be the same leader you were even a few years ago.
40:44 – Not every person is the same and you need to find them where they are at. You have to be adaptive as a coach.
SHOW APPEARANCE - August 19, 2020: Cornerman - Buddy McGirt talks big wins, big losses, comebacks, building and ending careers https://www.yourcornerman.com/post/cornerman-buddy-mcgirt-talks-big-wins-big-losses-comebacks-building-and-ending-careers
42:24 – Sometimes, business is organized chaos. You have to be flexible, as things won’t always go according to script.
SHOW APPEARANCE - August 26, 2020: It’s all about the athletes https://www.yourcornerman.com/post/it-s-all-about-the-athletes-coach-justin-kavanaugh
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