If you read my newsletter or follow this blog, hopefully you know about our big Remarkable TV online event next week, Tuesday March 16th from 11 am – 3 pm ET. It is called Coach and Be Coached and is designed to help all of us reach higher levels of performance through, coaching and being coached! (Learn more and register here)
Given our ongoing planning for this event, I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about coaching. Here is the quotation I shared with our Powerquotes subscribers last week.
“Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.”
— Eddie Robinson, Hall of Fame College Football Coach
This may not be a facet of coaching you have considered before, or maybe you are uncomfortable with the word love. Maybe you don’t think about loving those you coach. While I would encourage you to think about that, let’s think about a connected or related thought – one that you might feel more comfortable about.
Do you want a coach that believes in you?
Of course you do. You know that belief is a powerful thing, and that if they don’t believe you are capable of improvement they won’t be as diligent or even interested in helping you. (why would they?)
I agree with Eddie Robinson – you can’t coach people (very well) unless you love them. Even if you aren’t ready to make that leap, you can make this one. you can’t coach people (at all) unless you believe in them.
Here’s your leadership activity for today: determine your belief level in those you lead and coach. If your belief is sagging, explore why, and consider getting a new perspective.