Not another sports analogy
Every team needs a coach.
I was talking with a friend the other day about teams.
He loves the concept of autonomous teams.
Teams where everyone is pumping at full steam.
But what happens when teams struggle?
What happens if your team loses a few games?
What happens when your team is in a slump?
What do you do?
Traditional business follows the practice of managers.
But as times have changed.
So has the need or desire for managers.
Many small business lack management.
And this leaves many a team in the small business world, fending for themselves.
And that’s a recipe for disaster.
Enter the coach.
Name any championship team in sports or business and they’ll for sure have a great coach.
The Lakers had Phil Jackson.
The Beatles had George Martin.
The 3 Stooges had Moe.
When you think about your business.
Think about your teams
How are they doing?
Do you have great players?
Do they have a great coach?
If not, it may be time to rethink your strategy.
If you have a coach.
Or a manager.
Do you treat your coach like a manager?
Barking out orders and demanding results?
Or do you treat your coach like the asset that he is?
If you’re the coach.
Do you act like one?
Or do you act like a player while your team is left on the sidelines?
Teams need coaches.
At least I think they do.
If your team doesn’t have a coach.
Sure someone may have to be the coach and a player at the same time—for a while.
But even then.
Player and coach are 2 different roles.
They serve in different ways.
Do you have a coach for your championship team?