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What makes a good coach?

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Business is not a sport. But great coaching is just as important to success in the office as on the field.
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As a coach, you're responsible for assembling a match winning team worthy of excelling as a unit and individually. But are you getting the best out of your abilities and the abilities of your team?
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What makes a good coach? What characteristics make a good coach?
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Good coaches inspire their players to do more than they think they can. In fact, all good teachers do this. They get their players to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs.
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They understand that embarrassing or humiliating an athlete for a mistake, failure or short-coming is an aggressive assault on that athlete that doesn't build mental toughness or enhance performance. It tears down that athlete and grossly undermines his/her self-esteem and creates performance problems.
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The effective coach is a coach who communicates well and exudes credibility, competence, respect, and authority. A coach should be able to explain ideas clearly.
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A good coach understands that what he/she is teaching goes far beyond the X’s & O’s. This kind of coach does not just teach the skills, technique and strategy within the narrow confines of the sport but looks for opportunities where the more important life lessons can be taught such as mastering hardship, handling and rebounding from failures and setbacks, trusting your teammates, sacrificing individual needs for the benefit of the group, emotionally dealing with winning and losing, good sportsmanship, fair play, honesty, integrity, etc.
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They do not get distracted by how big any one game is in relation to their job. They know how to keep the game in perspective.
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The best coaches are mentally healthy enough to know that they are NOT their performances, regardless of what others around them may say. They do not feel diminished as an individual when their teams fail nor do they feel that much better about themselves when their squads succeed.
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They have a basic understanding that each athlete on their team is different in attitude, personality, response-ability, sensitivity and how they handle criticism and adversity. These coaches take the time to get to know each athlete’s individual differences and styles.
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They have a basic understanding that each athlete on their team is different in attitude, personality, response-ability, sensitivity and how they handle criticism and adversity. These coaches take the time to get to know each athlete’s individual differences and styles.
Knowing the strengths of their players works to the team's advantage too. They need to further develop the skills.
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A good coach will be flexible and will use player feedback to modify the training plan if necessary.
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Being aware of individual differences in athletes is also an important ingredient in coaching excellence. Yelling, screaming, and other emotional displays may work for some athletes but could have a devastating effect on others.
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Really effective coaches take the time to get to know the athlete as a person. They take an interest in the athlete’s life off the field, court or track. They don't see personal, academic or social problems as a distraction to the job of coaching.
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A coach should be a compassionate ear and should welcome the players' comments, questions, and input. He will seek out information from the players.
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The best coaches are flexible. They approach their teaching by continuously looking for a beter way to reach each athlete.
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