"A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!"
"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen
to what they don't want to hear."
"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
"I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable."
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
"Probably my best quality as a coach is that I ask
a lot of challenging questions and let the person come up with the answer."
"Make no mistake,
as you change your leadership style to one of a coach you will face challenges. There will be times when you question why am I doing this. However, you must at all times keep the long term benefits of being a coach at the forefront of your mind."
Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from Challenges in Adopting a Coaching Style
"People will exceed targets they set themselves."
"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."
"The test of a good coach is that when they leave, others will carry on successfully."
"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them,
but by building a fire within."
"Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you." John Wooden