You Don’t Always Get a Gold Star

Can we overpraise? Is there such a thing as building up our teammates too much? I believe so.

Leaders were never intended to be cheerleaders whose primary role is shouting affirmation and praise from the sidelines, even when the team is down by 30 points. (more…)

This week’s REALity Question is one that I have fun asking various groups and teams from time to time.

Who’s more valuable – the leader or the player?

Before you answer, think about it for a minute. If a team is loaded with talented players, does the coach really matter? On the other hand, if you have the league’s best coach leading a team of marginally-skilled players, can the coach really make a difference? (more…)