Description : The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.
Description : An intimate look at the techniques and relationships of high school coaches with their school, players, and parents. Along with very practical advice, there are anecdotes to inform great decision-making for you and your high school team. Coaches, athletic directors, parents, and even players will want to read this to navigate high school tennis and to share with others. Learn drills and tips to become a great tennis coach or player, and accompany the ranks of others who join the USTA, USPTA, and PTR.
Description : Filled with valuable coaching tips and outstanding training exercises, this book lays the groundwork for successful team and player development. Topics include: Warm Up, Running Technique, Speed Training, Pre-Season Training, Shooting, Goalkeeping, The Thinking Player, Defending, Set Plays and Team Spirit. Also includes sample practice sessions.
Description : Have you ever wanted to be a sports coach? Are you an athlete who wants to pass the benefits of your knowledge onto others? Have you ever wanted to start your own sports team or club? Do you want to improve physically in your sport, or even just to get fit? Are you an existing sports coach looking for proven methods of success? From the complete novice to experienced practitioner, The Art of Coaching covers all aspects of sports coaching and training from recreational athlete through to competitor. Topics covered include: - .The role of the Coach .Getting the most from your athletes .Psychology .Physical conditioning .Flexibility training .Developing a training programme .Session planning .Nutrition .Anatomy .Running your own club. Written in a user-friendly format, The Art of Coaching breaks down and examines each major aspect of successful modern sports coaching, making it an essential resource for coaches and participants alike.
Description : Practical strategies for building coach-leader relationships Leadership is complex work. High quality leadership coaching is one of the most effective methods of professional development for leaders. Coach It Further highlights the important aspects of leadership that leaders and coaches can work on together. It includes Authentic stories from leaders and students The Collaborative Leadership Growth Cycle, which provides leaders with a starting point and specific steps to take to reach their goals Strategies for the four priorities research shows school leaders are most concerned about: collective efficacy, communication, student and family engagement, and political climate Reflection questions for leadership coaches to use with their leader-coaches
Description : An empowering journey that keeps great teachers in the classroom The Onward Workbook is a collection of tools and strategies that help teachers banish the burnout and cultivate true resilience. Keyed to the framework presented in Onward, this companion piece augments the text with practical exercises, coaching, and step-by-step walkthroughs of beneficial practices. Deep introspection allows you to verbalize your feelings, name your challenges, and identify the tools you have and the tools you need—from there, you’ll explore each of the 12 Key Habits and learn how to put them into practice every day. In cultivating resilience within yourself and your teaching practice, you improve your health, your outlook, and your relationships while building an environment in which every child succeeds. This workbook takes you on a journey of specific self-discovery that changes your perspective, renews your confidence, and empowers you to make the much-needed changes that allow you to continue inspiring young minds. Dig deeper within to discover what you’re truly made of Decode complex emotions, body language, and nonverbal communications Challenge your beliefs, build community, and navigate difficult interactions Learn more, feel more, play more, and practice effective self-care Resiliency is an underrated skill—one that can make all the difference in our schools. Challenges will always arise, but it is your response that dictates the outcome. Can you think of a more important lesson for your students? When some 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years, it is clear that changes must be made. The Onward Workbook equips you to make the changes that you can, and flourish into the future. While this book can be used by individuals, it is also designed so that groups, teams, departments, or an entire staff can take up the learning together. There are specific suggestions in the workbook for using this with a group, and educators will reap even more reward from discussing the practices and experiences with colleagues.
Description : In today's economy corporations are emphasizing performance improvement over increasing head count. Self-managed work teams, empowerment of employees, and organizational learning all present different challenges for today's manager. How do managers succeed in this environment? A new set of managerial skills is necessary. Developing High-Performance People is the only book to address this changing role of the manger.Developing High-Performance People should be read by all supervisors and managers; human resources managers; trainers who conduct coaching/counseling courses; and professors in management, human resources, or career counseling—everyone who wants to learn how to build trust and involvement with employees and how to effectively evaluate employee performance. create a high performance environment help workers to deal with barriers to top performance analyze their own level of competency as a coach personalize a performance plan for each employee develop a practical action plan for employee training and development
Description : Kentucky’s charismatic coach shares the secrets of creating one of the premiere programs in college basketball, revealing how he transforms a group of former high school superstars into selfless, cohesive teams—including a remarkable squad last year that fell just one game short of a perfect season. Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is known for his unparalleled ability to recruit the nation’s best young players, some of whom will spend just one year with him before going to the NBA, and convincing them to commit to the team without sacrificing their personal goals. It is a promise he makes to them: "Fully invest in the present—and each other—and I guarantee it will serve your future." Here, for the first time, he distills his team-building methods in ways that apply to CEOs, business owners, coaches, teachers and leaders of all kinds—lessons for anyone seeking to inspire talented individuals to reach for their best selves and contribute to a greater good. A basketball team is an intimate workplace, in which blend is everything and character matters. As such, it is a window into the nature of successful leadership. Calipari views each new team like a startup business—one composed of new players, new relationships, and new challenges. Each season is a series of discoveries as he learns how to unleash the extreme talent in each of his players and mold them into championship material as college basketball comes to a crescendo every spring. While he can’t control everything, he is responsible for everything—just like a CEO. An enlightening look at leadership, management, and team building, Success Is the Only Option offers the keys to winning, on and off the court.
Description : A practical framework to avoid burnout and keep great teachers teaching Onward tackles the problem of educator stress, and provides a practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching. Stress is part of the job, but when 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years because the stress is making them physically and mentally ill, things have gone too far. Unsurprisingly, these effects are highest in difficult-to-fill positions such as math, science, and foreign languages, and in urban areas and secondary classrooms—places where we need our teachers to be especially motivated and engaged. This book offers a path to resiliency to help teachers weather the storms and bounce back—and work toward banishing the rain for good. This actionable framework gives you concrete steps toward rediscovering yourself, your energy, and your passion for teaching. You’ll learn how a simple shift in mindset can affect your outlook, and how taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is one of the most important things you can do. The companion workbook helps you put the framework into action, streamlining your way toward renewal and strength. Cultivate resilience with a four-part framework based on 12 key habits Uncover your true self, understand emotions, and use your energy where it counts Adopt a mindful, story-telling approach to communication and community building Keep learning, playing, and creating to create an environment of collective celebration By cultivating resilience in schools, we help ensure that we are working in, teaching in, and leading organizations where every child thrives, and where the potential of every child is recognized and nurtured. Onward provides a step-by-step plan for reigniting that spark.