The Power of One

The Power of One

Fighting to keep your job or preserve your program can be soul-crushing.  Our losses are painful and public – there for everyone to see. At the same time our victories – out of fear that they are simply luck or merely temporary - remain hidden and are rarely acknowledged.  That means we only learn from our failures. This month, however, I met several coaches whose efforts are having a transformative effect in their department and on their campus. Of these, I’d like to share three examples who illustrate the influence that each of us can create.

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Assembling Teams - it IS Rocket Science

Assembling Teams - it IS Rocket Science

In assembling your team are you looking beyond times and height?  What about the psychological role an athlete can add to your team?  That's how NASA thinks.  “…We assume that astronauts are
intelligent, that they’re experts in their technical areas, and that they have at least some
teamwork skills. What’s tricky is how well individuals combine.”

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