When Do You Have a New Coach?
In our family home all four of us have our own collection of books totalling nearly two thousand in all. The best thing about having all these books at home is that I can borrow from these very local libraries whenever I want. Today I search for a business topic in my husband’s collection and I noticed John Maxwell’s “Developing the Leader Within You”. The book is about ‘the difference between a manager and a leader, which is one of the appealing management topics for me. I didn’t even have enough time to skim through the book. So I just read the introduction. On the second page of the introduction, I was enthralled to read the following anecdote:
During a sales meeting, the manager was berating the sales staff for thier dismally low sales figures. “I’ve had just about enough of poor performance and excuses,” he said.”If you can’t do the job, perhaps there are other sales people out there who would jump at the chance to sell the worthy products that each of you has the privilege to represent.” Then, pointing to a newly recruited, retired pro-football player, he said, “If a football team isn’t winning, what happens? The players are replaced. Right?” The question hung heavy for a few seconds; then the ex-football player answered, “Actually, sir, if the whole team was having trouble, we usually got a new coach.”
Think about your career and work experience. There have been times you seem to be successful and there have been others when you seem to have failed dismally. Don’t forget how you perform is a reflection of the coach you receive your game plan from.
Edited by Neville Wells
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