Coaching Football's "Little Things"

Developing a Consistently Successful Football Program


Posted by admin February - 5 - 2013 - Tuesday

As a leader, it is your job to see that things get done. But as the workload grows, you will have to find people with talents equal to the task. Otherwise, you will stop growing. So… what keeps us from seeking out the right people and delegating the right tasks to them? 1- Past hurts. Someone let us down so now we’re reluctant to trust anybody. 2- Pride. We don’t want to share the credit with others. 3- Perfectionism. We are not willing to be put at risk while people with potential learn on the job; so our vision bottlenecks and everything bogs down.

Interestingly, Moses had this problem with the Israelites. Here’s how he solved it: “Moses’ father-in-law replied, ‘What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen to me and I will give you some advice… select capable men from all the people… and appoint them as officials over others. Have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases, let them decide. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. If you do this… you will be able to stand the strain, and all the people will go home satisfied.’ Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.”

If you want to be a good leader, follow Moses’ example!

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