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    The following post is from Building the Best by John Eades on August 24, 2022. The temptation for leaders to lower the bar has officially arrived. The combination of the "great resignation" and a two-year run of an employee-driven market has caused many leaders to have an easy-going mentality. While it's essential to care profoundly and treat people with dignity and respect, lowering the standard required for success will hurt everyone involved.   Take Gabrielle, a sales manager, at...

    Image Courtesy of SIRC: https://sirc.ca/blog/athletes-high-performance-culture/ The following story is from July 25, 2022 courtesy of the SIRC website by Eric MacIntosh, Shannon Kerwin and Alison Doherty, https://sirc.ca/blog/athletes-high-performance-culture/. The entire article was reposted as with new University and College seasons around the corner, this subject that all coaches at the post secondary level and in high performance need to be aware of. For more information please go to the SIRC website: https://sirc.ca/blog/athletes-high-performance-culture/. Highlights In this article, researchers present their...

    Image courtesy: Soccer Parenting Association The following post is from John Eades and Learn Loft on July 21, 2022, https://learnloft.com/2022/07/21/the-leadership-skill-that-causes-utter-failure/. The list of skills one must possess to sustain leadership success is long. But the list of skills that causes a leader to fail utterly is much shorter. It almost always boils down to one; character.  Recent examples like Jeff Skilling, the CEO who caused the collapse of Enron, or Bernie Madoff, who orchestrated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes...

    Courtesy of St. Lawrence Athletics Looking to bolster their coaching ranks, the St. Lawrence Surge Men’s Soccer program is excited to announce the addition of former Ontario Technical Director and ex professional player Jim Cannovan, as Technical Advisor (@canadasocceren). The former @OntarioIsSoccer Technical Director who served from September 12, 1994 to November 15, 2009 joins the Surge after an extensive career on and off the field with coaching experience at the provincial and national levels,. He has...

    Courtesy of "Building The Best" June 22, 2022 The following post is courtesy of John Eades "Building the Best Newsletter on June 22, 2022 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-coaching-key-your-leadership-success-john-eades/?trk=eml-email_series_follow_newsletter_01-hero-2-image_link&midToken=AQGgWYn8AI_qww&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=2dToENP92AbWk1. Success as a leader is never achieved through your efforts alone.   Too often, managers promoted because of their previous achievements as individual contributors forget this critical lesson.  One of the ways a leader separates themselves from being a manager is by coaching their people. A coach, by definition, is one who trains and instructs. I define...

    Originally published June 14, 2022 by John Eades in the "Building the Best" Newsletter. Getting leaders to care about culture because it's is a battle worth fighting.  Organizational Culture, by definition, is the shared values and beliefs that guide thinking and behavior. If your mind just shifted by that definition, you are not alone. Most professionals think about the office building, ping pong tables, or cool perks that come with the job.   Peter Drucker famously said, "Culture eats strategy for...

    Audra Sherman Photo Credit: Ontario Tech Athletics Story by Enrique Domingo - Post Coach June 22, 2022 To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. - Henri Bergson Photo Credit: Audra Sherman and Hofstra Athletics Most soccer players who transition from a career on the pitch to a career on the sidelines often decide to take such a path because of their memories as a player, the legacy that they...

    Excerpts of the following article are courtesy this month's edition of Women's Soccer Coaching https://www.womenssoccercoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Issue-019-Jun-2022.pdf highlighting the Minnesota Aurora a team that is led all by females, with an "all female coaching staff" and community owned playing out of the USL W-League. With all of the events of the past week and the demand for a Women's Pro League here, maybe there are some ideas that can be cultivated here in Canada building on the success...

    Courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Athletics https://gohorns.ca/staff-directory/davin-haigh/148 The following story is courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Athletics https://gohorns.ca/news/2022/5/17/mens-soccer-haigh-takes-reigns-of-pronghorn-mens-soccer.aspx from May 17, 2022. A new era of Pronghorn men's soccer will begin this fall with the hiring of a new head coach and Pronghorn Athletics is thrilled to name Davin Haigh the new head coach of the men's soccer program. Haigh becomes the fourth head coach in the programs history."Davin's recent U SPORTS and semi-pro coaching experience will...

    Courtesy of Brock Athletics https://gobadgers.ca/news/2022/4/5/mens-soccer-brock-tabs-aleks-balta-as-next-mens-soccer-head-coach.aspx The following story is courtesy of Brock Athletics from April 5, 2022 https://gobadgers.ca/news/2022/4/5/mens-soccer-brock-tabs-aleks-balta-as-next-mens-soccer-head-coach.aspx. The Brock men's soccer team has a new skipper at the helm.Brock Sports announced Aleks Balta as its new head coach of the Badgers men's soccer program on Tuesday, April 5."Aleks is a proven leader on and off the pitch who will elevate our men's soccer team to new heights while ensuring our student-athletes continue to pursue academic excellence," said Melissa Krist, Director, Brock...