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Offline maxg

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Re: The Lightning Bolt Road Show!!
« Reply #120 on: August 25, 2017, 12:17:44 AM »

Its not About You Lesson from the Worlds Greatest Sprint Coach
August 18, 2017
Top image: Marguerite and her hero, Coach Glen Mills

I glimpsed the top of his head 3 rows below me. Balding, the remaining shards of his hair gray, he sat alone, seats vacant on either side, his shoulders rounded. Through the phalanx of black, green and gold clad spectators and flags, I saw his stillness, his solitude. The fans were about their business; his was complete. I wondered how many people in that stadium had passed this unassuming man paunchy, a bit dishevelled, a missing tooth thinking, if at all even noticing him, that he was some retired plumber, electrician or tradesman. Usain Bolt was retiring from what everyone acknowledges as a sterling, nay legendary career as the GOAT the Greatest Of All Time. The gentleman seated 3 rows below me in the London Olympic Stadium was his coach, Glen Mills, another GOAT the Greatest (sprint coach) Of All Time.
As a coach, not of athletes, but of leaders, I am inspired by this man. I have studied him from afar, through interviews, articles, videos on Bolt always noticing the man behind Bolt, what he says and does (and I had the joy of a brief introduction at the stadium). In that moment of noticing him in the stadium, I got this from him about coaching:
You rarely see photos or videos of Coach Mills at competitions. How easy it would be for him to share the spotlight, to prance with Bolt, to be a part of the show. But in those moments of winning, Coach Mills knows that it is not about him it is the moment for his protege to shine.
And so it is with leaders. The ability to coach is an essential skill for successful leaders. As a leader, its not about you. Its about those whom you lead. Its about helping them to be the best they can be; to be better than, greater than what they ever thought for themselves. Its about seeing something in them and urging them beyond their limits to their magnificent best. And when they succeed, its about sitting quietly, in the background, whilst they get the accolades. Its about creating Bolts in your organization, without fanfare, allowing their performance to speak for itself.
Today, what can you do to help a team member be the very best they can possibly be? How can you step out of their light and allow them to shine? When your team members are great, thats when you are great. The world will know your greatness as a leader by their accomplishments.
And stay tuned in my next blog, I will share some key lessons for leaders that I have gleaned from Coach Mills

Usain Bolt Thats Just Me click HERE to view article
Hold Your Form click HERE to view article
Lessons From World Class Athletes click HERE to view article

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Re: The Lightning Bolt Road Show!!
« Reply #121 on: August 25, 2017, 10:53:55 AM »
So true. Wish more could understand the concept.
Success will never take you by surprise.