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Friday, December 4, 2009

A NEW BLOG FROM JOEY BURTON & JOHN MAXWELL'S 10 WAYS TO LEAD UP

One the great things about our profession is meeting other coaches that share your passion and love for the game. That's how I met Mississippi State's Joey Burton. If you haven't checked out his blog you should at: http://bit.ly/6P4LUz

Here an example of some of the great stuff you can find -- a list from John Maxwell titled "10 Ways to Lead Up." Incredible great list for young coaches and assistants looking to move up in the profession. Great stuff Joey -- THANKS!

I am officially a leadership disciple of John Maxwell. I believe that these 10 Ways to Lead Up will encourage assistant coaches and motivate us to do a better job for our head coach.

1. TAKE THE TOUGH JOBS
The ability to accomplish difficult tasks earns others' respect very quickly

2. PAY YOUR DUES
Sam Nunn said, " You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize."

3. WORK IN OBSCURITY
If people paid their dues and gave their best in obscurity, ego is usually not a problem.

4. SUCCEED WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
Good leaders find a way to succeed with people who are hard to work with. Why do they do it? Because it benefits the organization.

5. PUT YOURSELF ON THE LINE
You cannot play it safe and stand out at the same time. If you are going to take a risk, you need to put yourself on the line, not the organization.

6. ADMIT FAULTS BUT NEVER MAKE EXCUSES
You will have greater crdibility with your leader if you admit your shortcomings and refrain from making excuses.

7. DO MORE THAN EXPECTED
If you do more than is expected of you, you stand out, and often there can be wonderful, serendipitous results.


8. BE THE FIRST TO STEP UP AND HELP
When you help someone on the team, you help the whole team. And when you help the whole team, you're helping your leaders.

9. PERFORM TASKS THAT ARE "NOT THEIR JOB"
A good leaders goal is to get the job done, to fulfill the vision of the organization and its leader. That often means doing whatever it takes.

10. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top