Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Things Teams Hate About Their Leaders--In The October 2019 Issue Of The Coaching & Leadership Journal



Things teams hate about their leaders


We all like to think that we're great leaders, in fact, we know we are because our team never complains, or says anything bad about us. But when 50% of people who leave their organization, do so because of their leader, then we can't all be great. The fact they never say anything isn't proof that they don't like you. It's just proof that they don't tell you everything, especially when it's about you.

In the October issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal you will learn things people hate about their leaders but will never tell them to their face. Subscribe today to learn this and so much more!

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Friday, October 4, 2019

A Story From Our Book--Leading Narratives


Answer The Tough Questions

Little Billy asks his mother her age. She replies, “Gentlemen don’t ask ladies that question.” Billy then asks his mother how much she weighs. Again his mother replies, “Gentlemen don’t ask ladies that question.”

The boy then asks, “Why did Daddy leave you?” To this, the mother says, “You shouldn’t ask that,” and sends him to his room.

On the way, Billy trips over his mother’s purse. When he picks it up, her driver’s license falls out. Billy runs back into the room.

“I know all about you now. You are 42 years old, weigh 138 pounds and Daddy left you because you got an ‘F’ in sex!”

Sometimes it best to answer the tough questions truthfully to keep others from making up their own answers.


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Friday, September 27, 2019

Congratulations To CLJ Subscriber Frank Martin


Recently, South Carolina Basketball Coach, Frank Martin was inducted into the Naismith Coaches Circle. Coach Martin is a long time Coaching & Leadership Journal Subscriber. The Naismith Coaches Circle was created to recognize those coaches that have impacted their communities, players, other coaches, and society in a positive manner.

Coach Martin called his induction "a tremendous honor!" Coach, we also consider it a tremendous honor to have you a subscriber.

Here's what Frank said about our Journal.. "Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!!"— Frank Martin

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Friday, September 20, 2019

In The October 2019 Issue Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

Jen Cohen, University of Washington Director of Athletics
Here is what the so many academic and athletic leaders will be learning about in the October 2019 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:
  • Their thoughts—Jen Cohen, University of Washington Director of Athletics
  • Signs your people are afraid of you
  • Future leadership skills
  • Anger has its place when it becomes motivation
  • Communication tips
  • 3 ingredients of consistency
  • Identifying what is in and out of your control 
  • Things teams hate about their leaders
  • Saban’s strategies
  • Swimming lessons
  • Twenty-five temptations of leadership
  • And much more!
Invest in the journal so many of your colleagues are now reading our journal. The Journal's subscriber list now includes coaches from every college sport as well as numerous administrators on both the collegiate and high school level. This past year the Journal had a renewal rate of 80 percent. 

Our subscribers realize that for less than most people’s monthly cable bill they can get an entire year of essential information delivered to their door that helps make them better leaders, coaches and people. We believe it's no coincidence that our subscribers are some of the most successful people in the profession! Here is a list of some of a few of our recent new and renewed subscribers: 
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Friday, September 13, 2019

In The Current Issue Of The Coaching & Leadership Journal--Learning From The World Cup Champions


Not only will you find a feature on the World Cup Champions but you will also find so much more in the September 2019 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal including:

  • A Leadership profile—Dave Clawson, Wake Forest Football
  • Labor day quotes for leaders
  • Dave Ramsey on lessons from football coaches
  • Ways to stay positive when you’re having a bad day
  • Takeaways from Jimmy Johnson
  • Persistent Tim (Brown)
  • Learning from Buck O’Neil
  • Get your butterflies into formation
  • Actually winners do quit
  • Move forward by feeling your disappointment 
  • Ways to recharge
  • And much more!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Leading Narratives At The National Principal's Conference



Dan Spainhour's latest book Leading Narratives was used as a resource at the National Principal's conference in Boston. Many thanks to presenter Andrew Marotta @MarottaAndrew for including us!

About the book

 Leading Narratives is the latest book from Dan Spainhour. The book contains his collection of stories and parables that he has used during his 34 years as an athletic professional. Each story ends with a moral and lesson for leaders to impart to the people they are leading.




Dan Spainhour on the book

​​A huge part of my coaching foundation was formed when as a very young coach, I got the opportunity to work the Duke Basketball Camp. My first year was the summer following Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s third season at Duke which saw his team finish 11-17—his second consecutive losing season. At that time there were lots of rumblings about how long it was going to be before he was fired. I’m sure Coach felt pressure but he never showed it. On the last night of camp we always had a pizza party with Coach K. We sat around talking hoops, discussed coaching philosophy and there was always the occasional BS story thrown in. I distinctly remember Coach K saying that coaching is as much about choosing words as it is about coaching strategies. He said you must know your team and you must tell vivid stories—stories that not only make people think but make them feel the way you want them to feel. Little did I know that I was receiving advice from an hall-of-fame coach who would go on to become a legend and the winningest college basketball coach ever.

​I don’t think it is a coincidence that the greatest leaders teach with stories. I think everyone needs a good story to tell and thanks to Coach K, I became very interested in learning what parables or interesting stories I could use to teach lessons to my team. Here are some I have collected from 34 years in the business.  I will admit that some stories may be a little edgy and may not be considered “politically correct” by some but I chose to include all that I had in my collection. I hope no one is offended and that you enjoy them!
—Dan Spainhour, Winston Salem, NC, 2018





The book is available from our website & any place books are sold.