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3 Ways Self-Reflection Can Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

The reason many, many people have trouble balancing their lives is that they have not been self-reflective enough to figure out what they’re trying to balance.” - Harry Kraemer, clinical professor of strategy at the Kellogg School and former CEO of multibillion-dollar healthcare company Baxter International.

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Oct 27, 2017 Comments

With Awareness, Comes Choice

At the core of great leadership is self-reflection. Coaches are leaders; thus, great coaches self-reflect. But why? Because, in the wise words of Eckhart Tolle, "with awareness, comes choice," and awareness brings intentionality to all that we do.  

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Aug 23, 2017 Comments

HOW TO BUILD TEAM CULTURE: A PRE-SEASON AGENDA

It’s crunch time!! Pre-season is quickly approaching and your schedules are almost complete. But wait.. did you remember to schedule in time for creating and/or reinforcing your desired culture? Set a goal to carve 30 minutes out of each day to intentionally create your team culture. Typically, when we address these topics in our leadership workshops, they range anywhere from 90 minutes - 3 hours long. For now, 30 minutes is a good place to start these conversations with your team.

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Aug 02, 2017 Comment

Creating First Followers

Earlier in the week I shared what we, at Strive, believe to be an essential skill of leadership -  Followership.  Effective leadership requires effective followership and effective leaders need effective followers to be successful. Just like all characteristics of effective leadership (empathy, grit, and self-awareness, to name a few) followership is a skill and that skill needs to be taught and continuously practiced.

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Jul 17, 2017 Comments

Team Culture: The Art of Buy-in

        It’s funny how hot topics ebb and flow in this work; buzz words, phrases, and questions will emerge and everyone is talking about them. And then they fade for a bit. They never really go away, they just move to the back burner.

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Jul 03, 2017 Comments

5 BOOKS EVERY COACH SHOULD READ THIS SUMMER...


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Jun 23, 2017 Comments

Summer Season: Winding down or gearing up?

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Jun 16, 2017 Comments

Being A Leader: On The Court & In The Classroom


Note to Readers:

For the last several weeks, Strive: How You Lead Matters staff had the pleasure of working with Sanford School Senior, Marcus Childers McCollum. While completing his Senior Project with Strive, Marcus immersed himself in learning about the work we do and why.  As a high school student-athlete himself, he's had personal experiences as a leader and a student-athlete. 

In honor of Marcus’s graduation TODAY, we are sharing a blog he wrote for Strive, providing his thoughts on leadership and the key factors that helped him develop as a successful student-athlete leader.  

Take it away Marcus...

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Jun 09, 2017 Comments

Strive partners with Millsaps College

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May 04, 2017 Comments

How Coaches Build Team Trust

"Trust is the quintessential building block for any friendship, relationship or partnership."

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Apr 06, 2017 Comments
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