Leading is coaching.

The longer I lead a business, the more I realize it’s like coaching.

You create the strategy you believe will help you win.

You select the team who will get you there.

You give people practice.

You assign positions.

You put people in roles based on their attitude and ability to perform.

You make adjustments based on what happens in real time.

Everyone on the team must want to be there, want to put in the work, and want to win.

If there are people on the team who just show up, they won’t help the team win.

If there are people on the team who actively work against the game plan, they won’t help the team win.

If there are people on the team who want someone else’s position so badly they stop performing their role, they won’t help the team win.

When someone on the team is falling behind, but wants to do better, you help them out.

When someone who typically performs well makes an error, you give them a chance to work it out.

When you are losing it’s your fault. When you are winning, it’s your team’s success.

As a coach, you can’t play. You can only work for your team to give them the best opportunity to win. After that, it’s out of your hands. You’re a coach not a player.