Pick Your Leaders Well

Pick Your Leaders Well.  The Wednesday Weekly Roundup is Where The Coaching Conversation Points You to Interesting Articles on Coaching, Leadership, Sports, Performance, Health and Fitness, and sometimes, money.

“Driven, Loved by His Teammates, And a Dressing Room Leader, but is Xhaka trying to do too much?” (The Athletic)

Good leadership think-piece for choosing and elevating your own leaders.

Joe Maddon: A Model for Coaches at all Levels (Huffpost)

“Discipline doesn’t come by hollering and screaming,” says Maddon. “It’s the result of consistency.”

Cubs Fire Joe Maddon Before Season Finale (Sun Times)

“There’s nothing to denigrate, nothing to bemoan, nothing to lament,” Maddon said. “It’s been fabulous.”

Nike-Backed Running Coach Alberto Salazar Hit With Doping Ban (WSJ)

“The athletes in these cases found the courage to speak out and ultimately exposed the truth,” …

I run war games. Too often I am the only woman in the room. (NYT)

Familiar tale of being first and the value of inclusion, but a very different context.

Allyson Felix Breaks Usain Bolt Record for World Titles (NBCSports)

“Making it through this year with so much going on, I think it’s going to make next year feel a lot easier,” she said.

She Wants to Prove People Wrong–That She Can Do It (The Athletic)

“It’s really inspiring for us all,” Krieger said.

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The NFL Team Run By Women (WSJ)

Diversity and smart leaders.

When Women Are on The Board Male Leaders Are Less Overconfident (HBR)

More confirmation that diversification of viewpoints has leadership value.

Neuroscientists Have Determined Exactly How a Deep Breath Changes Your Mind (Quartzy)

Breathe through it, reduce stress, improve performance.

Fall Reading List (TCC)

Includes The Captain Class about leadership on the field.

Educate. Resonate. Integrate. (TCC)
How Liverpool Merge Analog and Digital (Training Ground Guru)

More on Klopp:

“He has this mentality, ‘don’t love us when we win if you’ll hate us when we lose’, so he has that broader picture. He is able to keep the ship going straight, motivate not just the players but his staff, the coaching staff, the sports science staff – he keeps everyone on an even keel.

“His personality is infectious. His charisma is without question. Even when you have lost he makes you think there is a brighter sunshine ahead.”

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