Four Keys To Hiring A Great Team

One of the hardest parts of being a leader is the hiring process.  Coaches are not trained to hire, fire, and manage others.

Your hiring process is something you can proactively work on and fine tune throughout the season - not just when a job is open. This approach will save you a ton of time and stress in the moment.

Here are 3 mistakes I see coaches make during the hiring process:

1. Not getting clear on what you need

Too many coaches hire the first person who comes along rather than take the time to get clear on what you need.

You change and grow over time. The person who was on your staff at the beginning of your career may not be who you need now.

Coaches love to hire other coaches who are just like them. Yet, you may need someone who will offer a different perspective and unique skillset.

Take some time to get clear on what qualities you most need right now - in this season of your coaching career.

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Take the lead in recruiting this season


How would you fill in the blank to this statement? 

My job as a college coach would be great…if it weren’t for __________________.

If I surveyed one hundred college coaches, I'd bet 99 of them would answer ‘recruiting.’

One of the biggest challenges coaches complain about is recruiting.

Here's are three questions I always ask them:

1. What's your mindset?

Most coaches I know hate recruiting. When you take that mindset (and negative energy) into one of the most important things you do as a collegiate coach, it's probably not going to get you the results you want.

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Four Keys To Hiring A Great Team

One of the hardest parts of being a leader is the hiring process.  Coaches are not trained to hire, fire, and manage others.

Your hiring process is something you can proactively work on and fine tune throughout the season - not just when a job is open. This approach will save you a ton of time and stress in the moment.

Here are 3 mistakes I see coaches make during the hiring process:

1. Not getting clear on what you need

Too many coaches hire the first person who comes along rather than taking time to get clear on what you need.

You change and grow over time. The person who was on your staff at the beginning of your career may not be who you need now.

Coaches love to hire other coaches who are just like them. Yet, you may need someone who will offer a different perspective and unique skillset.

Take some time to get clear on what qualities you most need right now - in this season of your coaching career.

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Three ways to win in recruiting

How would you fill in the blank to this statement? 

My job would be great…if it weren’t for __________________.

If I surveyed 100 of the coaches, I'd bet 99 of them would answer ‘recruiting.’ One of the biggest challenges the coaches talk about is the recruiting process. So, lately, I’ve been brainstorming ways I can help.

1. Coaches win in recruiting through mindset.

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