This is the essence of coaching: developing skills; identifying weaknesses; playing to your strengths.; eliminating excuses; devising a good plan; motivating players into massive action; holding everyone accountable to doing their job.
If there was ever a glaring example of the value of coaching it was in Super Bowl LIII, Patriots vs. Rams.
Bill Belichick, arguably the greatest coach in NFL history, devised a plan to completely shut down the LA Rams’ high scoring offense. His plan was excellent. The execution of the plan was nearly flawless.
Most of the coaches in the NFL can put together a great game plan. The players on the other teams are all talented. They understand the plan. Bill Belichick’s Patriots have consistently won because of the daily coaching in the execution of the plan.
Coaching: accountability, massive action, skill development, elimination of excuses.
Executives and professionals are no different. We need coaching if we want to win. It requires more than talent, more than understanding. It takes someone pushing you forward, holding you accountable and eliminating excuses.
Do you want to win championships or simply play the game?