Thoughtful and insightful.As a business professor who writes about
great leadership, I think Travis pretty well summarized the importance of the
leader as someone who genuinely values others.Dave Rose seems to
personify that quality. I loved reading about the Russian coach who also had
that capability of inspiring others to become better than they thought they
could ever be!Stephen R. Covey defines leadership as treating others
so well that they come to discover the best within themselves and strive to
achieve it. The coaches Travis wrote about all seem to be that kind of leader.
Good read Travis, I love hearing a players perspective on what makes a great
coach great. There are many wonderful coaches who live what they preach and
teach to their players and as a coach I enjoyed your perspective. I never
played for Coach Dupaix at Skyline, but coached against him over the years and
know kids and coaches who've been with him and I'd say he qualifies.Too
many coaches get caught up in what people think about them as coaches and make
decisions based on others opinions and perceptions instead of making decisions
on what is best for the team and the kids.
Third grader playing other cities? Seems like wasted time. Then again, I just
read part of the article...I need to learn about wasting time.