Growing up I reckon my 3 sisters and I finished board games about 20% of the time. Often the game would end when one person (usually me) was exposed for cheating; or as soon as it was inevitable one of us would lose, the board would become airborne. To this day I don’t know how … More 5 ways to stop your kids being Sore Losers.
The modern trend in sports is to focus on ‘participation’ rather than ‘competition’. Whilst this is well intentioned, it may be doing harm to our kids, especially our young girls. Participating in sport can teach you plenty of life lessons like discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, health and resilience. However without the ‘competitive’ element, girls in particular … More Why girls need to compete.
In todays culture, building a sense of ‘team first’ can be a challenge because of the continual focus on individual success. People right from an early age are encouraged to be the star of the team because it is the stars that get the biggest rewards. Look at the attached picture and quote attributed to … More When being the best is not enough.
Simply trawl through an average day of social media posts and you’ll see how selfish we have become. We can’t eat a meal or wake up with a cough without feeling the need to tell the world about it. Employees are only concerned with what they can ‘get’ out of their job; whilst sporting coaches contend … More 5 ways to turn Selfish into Selfless
Mottos, mantras, visions and brands; every company or sporting team seems to have one these days. The truth is most aren’t worth the cheap frames they sit in. That is unless you are the Hawthorn Football Club. The Hawks turned a simple three-word motto into a powerful force that drove them to their third Premiership … More 3 words that drove the Hawks.
What’s she like as a leader? Can he coach? Do you have a good teacher? These are questions we ask all the time, yet rarely do we get a straight answer. It seems that assessing a person’s ability to lead, coach or teach can be difficult. However, there is an easy way to determine a leader’s … More Know Thy Impact – 4 steps to great leadership.
Are you a Sideline Psycho, Silent Supporter or just an Enthusiastic Encourager? When it come to kids sport and parental involvement it is difficult to know where to draw the line. Do too little and the kids may think you don’t care, do too much and the sport becomes more about you than them. In … More 6 signs you’re an ‘over involved’ sports parent
Avoiding adversity is making us, and our kids soft. It seems the modern way of handling adversity is to take the path of least resistance. If we hit a hurdle we run away or make rules so we never have to deal with unpleasantness. Actions like taking scoreboards away from kid’s sport so no one … More Resilience tips for adults and kids.