Our Coaching & Leadership Journal Continues To Grow

Winston Salem, NC  The Leadership Publishing Team is pleased to announce that over the last few months they have welcomed Coaching & Leadership Journal subscribers from all around the United States & Canada, including NCAA national champion, Florida State Women’s Soccer program. The new subscribers join an already impressive group that include the All-time winningest coach in Illinois high school football; a five-time West Region Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, a coach who is in the top 50 in wins among active coaches in NCAA baseball, a three-time All-American at Arizona State and a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association since 1990. 

Dan Spainhour, Leadership Publishing Team founder and editor of the Coaching & Leadership Journal said he is more than pleased with the Journal’s progress as it enters its fourth year.  Spainhour said the subscriber list now includes coaches from every sport as well as numerous athletic administrators on the collegiate, high school and professional levels. "I am very pleased with the year our Journal has had. When we decided to start this publication it was met with some skepticism because of the amount of information that is readily available on the internet. But I always felt busy leaders needed this type of curated information. One of the things I am most pleased with is the number of renewals we have each year. Most of our initial subscribers are still with us. That tells me our journal is meeting the needs of athletic professionals,” Spainhour said. 

The Coaching & Leadership Journal 
Written specifically for busy leaders, the Coaching and Leadership Journal gives you the latest strategies in a concise, quick-read format.

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Convert Failure Into Success

How you cope with failure tells people a lot about your leadership ability. When things go wrong, experts recommend these 3 tactics:

  1. Keep a broad perspective. Most failures, while inconvenient, don’t spell disaster. Stay focused on the big picture.

  2. Try something different. Don’t keep repeating what doesn’t work.

  3. Seek insight. Find something valuable to learn from the mistake. Learning from mistakes can eliminate a lot of future ones.
Good leaders know that failure is not final. When leaders approach failure from the proper perspective and take the correct action it can actually become a foundation for future success.

—Adapted from Don’t Stay Mad by Robyn Clarke


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Bobby Bowden On What Makes A Winner

Let me tell you what it takes to make a winning player—I got to have discipline, I got to have obedience, I got to have boys who love each other and will fight for each other. I got to have boys that are loyal, I got to have boys that are enthusiastic. I got to have boys who will train their bodies. I got to have boys who will sacrifice. I got to have boys who have courage, I got to have boys who have resolution.

It used to be years ago, when I first started playing football, you didn’t talk about love and football in the same sentence. How could you play football and love? I’ll tell you how—We talk about teams having chemistry... “Man, this ball club has good chemistry.” I think what that means, is that you got a bunch of boys that love each other, you see when somebody loves somebody, they’ll fight for them, when somebody loves somebody they’ll defend them, when somebody loves somebody, they’re not gonna let somebody hurt that person, and that’s a big thing in making a team.

—Excerpt from The Book of Bowden


5 Factors For Keeping Your Team Motivated

Five factors that are critical in determining if a team is more likely to maintain motivation over the long haul:

1.   It’s team members are aligned with the team’s goals and true purpose;

2.   The team members feel challenged in their tasks;

3.   Members of the team have a strong sense of camaraderie;

4.   All team members feel some responsibility for the outcome;

5.   Team members experience growth in both their personal and team environments.

—Adapted From Team Motivation by Peter Grazier

The Coaching & Leadership Journal 
Written specifically for busy leaders, the Coaching and Leadership Journal gives you the latest strategies in a concise, quick-read format.
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Insights About Putting Together A Staff

  • Over the years I’ve learned a lot about coaching staffs and one piece of advice I would pass along to a young head coach—or a corporate executive, or even a bank president—is this: Don’t make them in your image. Don’t even try. My assistants don’t look alike, think alike, or have the same personalities. And I sure don’t want them thinking like I do. You don’t strive for sameness, you strive for balance.

-Bear Bryant
  • I don't hire good coaches, I hire good people. If they turn out to be good coaches, too, that's a plus.

-Geno Auriemma
  • If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it—you almost don't have to manage them.

-Jack Welch
  • You can’t teach employees to smile. They have to smile before you hire them.

– Arte Nathan
  • Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do.

– Malcolm Forbes, 
  • Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for the love of it.

– Henry David Thoreau
  • Find ballplayers, not those who look good in baseball caps.

 Tom Monahan
  • People are not your most important asset. The right people are.”

 Jim Collins
  • I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm than a man who knows everything.

 John Rockefeller
  • If you’re friends with someone, you should automatically assume that your evaluation of their skills, potential or work ethic is completely biased. I know you think you’re not like anyone else and your friend is the exception to the rule, but you’re not and he or she is not. Once you’ve come to terms with this, you can put yourself in a position to more accurately evaluate their performance and attempt to manage them.

 Jared Mendelewicz
  • Don't confuse loyalty with stupidity!
  • If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs.

A follow-up to the best seller A Season In Words, Dan Spainhour has followed the same format except this time all of the quotes are from coaches! A terrific motivational tool for any coach at any level!

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