Different situations require different leadership techniques. A Naval Officer told me that the reason he wanted me to stay Navy was due to my grasp on situational leadership. I took this as a huge compliment. It is something I always tried to work on. Frankly, it is something that a lot of coaches seem to lack, so if you are looking for a coach/trainer, this is something you definitely need to be aware of. If you ARE a coach or trainer, it should be an area of focus. When examining the … [Read more...] about Situational Leadership, Coaching, and Being Coached
I found myself in an interesting Facebook thread - where the original poster was asking trainers what they did to ensure that they instilled success in their client's programs. Not in terms of sets, or reps, or rest...rather, in terms of competency and autonomy. The responses I saw showcased a fairly large hole in the general skill sets in this industry. When faced with a question like that, we respond with what we know. MOST trainers are competent with program design. A FAIR number are … [Read more...] about Foundations First
So I'm out of the Navy. I'm also going through a divorce. I'm also out of money. Oh, and my lease is up on my apartment, so I have nowhere to live. On the bright side, I managed to trade in an awesome BWM for a Fiat 500, and the seats reclined quite nicely, so I'm leaned back and contemplating life. I HATE asking for help, and only a few people knew the exact depth of the shit I was in. What I didn't know: help was on the way. Let me backtrack a bit...for … [Read more...] about Me, Part 4: Pay it forward…
Ah, Self-Handicapping. I mentioned this in my previous post about Failure Avoidance, and I would be remiss if I didn't go a bit deeper on this one. As long as I am offering you some performance psychology tidbits to help you with yourself or with clients, I might as well start with the ones I am notorious for using. After all, I know them quite well. Self-Handicapping is when we have excuses readily available so that, in the event of a failure, we are able to justify why we didn't … [Read more...] about “About Last Night” – Self-Handicapping
Mythology always fascinated me. In fact, one of the better general education courses that I took was an introduction to comparative mythology, and I found it to be one of those classes that has stuck with my long after my degree was completed. (Part of this had to do with the fact that the professor was an AMAZING Iranian atheist, but that story is for another time.) Through the ages, myths have been used to describe the unknown; a way to address the hows and whys of the world long before … [Read more...] about The Myth: What is Your Story?