We’ve all heard the phrase, birds of a feather flock together, well it’s the same with books, when one starts grouping books of a similar topic together and I thought I’d do a post today of some passages from the book the Winning Mindset by Damian Hughes, showing the importance of understanding people, simplifying things and getting one’s message across succinctly and show it in the words of the book itself.
The Winning Mindset – Damian Hughes
“One thing I have learned about great coaches is that it’s all about relationships and bringing out the best in your team. Once you get that right, players will leap through hoops of flames for you. Get it wrong – and it can feel the other way round.”
“A football coach who only understands football is not a get coach, say Mourinho, I never forget: my players are men, men with different personalities, different cultures”
“Mourinho says, of course you need the knowledge, the capacity to analyse things. But the centre of everything is relationships, and empathy, not only with the individual but in the team”
“Whenever researchers ask children what they are looking for in a teacher, two things always seem to come up: 1) a sense of humour; 2) consistency”
“Imparting Knowledge without jargon or overcomplication is one of the key skills any expert must acquire if they are to pass on their expertise”
“What matters is not only what we know, but how simply and clearly we can communicate it to those who need to grasp it in order to succeed”
“We can see that it is crucial always to remember that effective guidance is marked out by a kind of intelligent simplicity, where knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to say”
And when one begins combining books like the Winning Mindset with books like the little book of talent, one’s effectiveness as a coach begins to rise exponentially.
The Little Book Of Talent – Tip #21
The Little Book Of Talent – Tip #42
The Little Book Of Talent – Daniel Coyle
One of the hardest thing that most struggle to grasp is that with very small adjustments with what one does and says can completely change everything that they do and the results that they get, and the more knowledge that one gains, the more one can start making those very small adjustments that yield the big results