Yesterday we looked at what makes a great coach great.

A related question: what makes a great team great? According to Dr. Daniel Friedland, author of Leading Well from Within, it all starts with intention.

Not expectation.

What’s the difference?

Expectation is outside in.  Intention is inside out.  

We understand intention through the lens of purpose.  Why is this important?  Who am I here for?

When we ask ourselves these questions (as coaches self-coaching ourselves), we tap into the depth and power of purpose.  

Which activates commitment.

Which is what makes great teams great.  

When people are interested, we will do what is convenient.  

When people are committed, watch out.  We will do whatever it takes.

Start with purpose.  Because purpose creates commitment.


Reflection:  What is the best question to ask right now? 

Action:  Ask it.

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