My latest observation about Zooming is bringing me closer to an understanding of human connection

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Because we can’t talk at the same time on Zoom it presents a forum for a possibly perfect interaction. We all need to listen for others to hear what someone is saying.

I don’t know, but let’s find out

Keywords: leadership

  1. No one ever changed their perspective by spending time with only people who are exactly like them. If you are a leader, you may find that you’re coming out ahead in power imbalances, so do what you can to seek out others.
  2. Share the foundations first. When offering plans for next steps, always come prepared to share how you got there. Letting others know that you have done some thinking, gives them the courage to ask you to think about other things as well.
  3. Don’t rush the unknown. No one likes being unsure of what to do next, but when we rush through uncertainty it can lead us to solutions that are limited in their effect on the problem. Get comfortable with growth mindsets and fearless exploration.
  4. Listen twice as much as you speak. One of the characteristics that all my favorite leaders have in common is their thirst for information. They ask questions from everyone, they comment last, and they do their best to disagree constructively.

Courage vs Ego: Am I good enough?

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The Lost Teacher

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

Courage is the willingness to put your self on the line knowing that you might fail.

Ego: the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world

Ego is your comparison to others. It is the little voice telling you the risk isn’t worth the reward – to preserve your self-image, you should run away from the courageous action and protect what you already have.

Every day, we face a question that pits our courage against our ego – “Am I good enough?”

I wrote this from my current perspective as a coach, but know that it would not be a stretch to replace the word coach with teacher/administrator, or players with students/teachers. While the way we work with our players/students/teachers may differ slightly, the questions asked and lessons learned are very similar.

Am I…

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