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The Car Ride Home – Part 1

"...parental actions and conversations after games made them (kids) feel as though their value and worth in their parents’ eyes was tied to their athletic performance, and the wins and losses of their team." - John O'Sullivan, Changing the Game Project Learn about what we mean to do, what we accidentally are doing, what we need to start doing, and the exception to…
Grit Leadership
November 23, 2022
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Baylor University Presents: “What is a Coach?”

Coaches. Athletic Directors. Leaders:Join Paul Putz, Elizabeth Bounds, Valorie Kondos Field, and myself on October 28 as we discuss this critical role as coach and leader for a generation of people that needs us now more than ever! Schools once used athletics as a way to promote physical health, teach skills, build character, and create community. But as youth athletics have transformed and emerged…
Grit Leadership
October 11, 2022
CoachingParenting

Two Pilots

Which Pilot do you want to fly with? It's obvious, right? I might not be alone when I say that often when it gets tough, my natural inclination is to hunker down, and do what is most natural for me to survive, for me to make it through (pilot one). We know that our natural inclination is not always right,…
Grit Leadership
February 21, 2022
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Raising Resilient Kids: Part 3

PART 3: Effort Counts Twice - When it comes to building Grit, growth mindsets are the key. One of Angela Duckworth's keys to growth mindset development is understanding that effort counts twice. Listen as Kevin explains how research comes to life in this segment about building grit in those we lead. (runtime = 9:54) https://youtu.be/b9B8X4xwQ7M No one has to "get…
Grit Leadership
February 1, 2022
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Raising Resilient Kids: Part 2

PART 2: What is Grit? Why do I need Grit? Do my kids or my team or my company have grit? What does it take to develop grit? Grit is a marathon, not a sprint. Grit is a slow consistent build. In a world built on immediate gratification, that celebrates rapid success and fast money, grit is unsurprisingly absent. We…
Grit Leadership
February 1, 2022
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Raising Resilient Kids: Part 1

PART 1: Two ways to lead...the norm, the known, the easier more normal flow of society type of leadership or the rough, less traveled, more challenging alternative that we don't know much about. Both are good, both are done by well-meaning loving people. We have a choice. We get to decide what path we will choose each day. The fork…
Grit Leadership
February 1, 2022
CoachingParentingPodcasts

Sport.Faith.Life.

Why does grit matter for your school? A great blog for any leader to listen to, Grit Leadership was highlighted on this blog in fall of 2021. Listen to the "True Grit" podcast through Sport.Faith.Life. by clicking here. The companion blog for this podcast can be found in its original posting here. The Sport.Faith.Life. website with other great podcast guests…
Grit Leadership
January 5, 2022