Q Levels in Coaching

This is a follow up to the Understanding the Q Model post and triggered by this post by Wayne Goldsmith. I love Mr. Goldsmith’s approach, but his assertion that a motivated coach can accomplish in 20 minutes what takes most coaches 20 years. I see it a little differently.


Dave Odom’s Secret to Success

I had a wonderful opportunity to hear Dave Odom speak this morning. For those of you who don’t know (like me before this AM), he’s a highly successful, now retired college basketball coach from North Carolina. Now, I don’t follow basketball, which is probably considered blasphemous in this part of the country, but I am […]

Understanding the Q Model

We all ask questions– what, where, who, how, why, etc. We know this. What we don’t always recognize is that we also pose a fundamental question behind the questions. This is one reason that five people can consider the same situation considering the (mostly) same variables and generate five distinct solutions. Some of these people […]

2009 Reading List

It’s been a year, give or take, since I last cleaned up my Reading List page and archived the items read to a blog post. There’s not nearly so much on the 2009 list as there was in 2008, but priorities change with parenthood. Favorites include the two books on body language, Ultramarathon Man (that […]

Motivation and Personality

This is the follow up post to Defining a Long Term Plan and answers the other part of the question of how I stay motivated to train. Motivation is a funny beast that takes on a different forms for different people. An individual’s personality– their unique combination of drives, motives, preferences and avoidances– tell the […]