Change

In our coaching clinics we often talk about change, as we are trying to talk many of our attending coaches into changing the way their teams are playing and training. We want teams to play “GMS Style.”

We quote John Locke: “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”

John Maynard Keynes tells us one reason why change is hard: “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping old ones.”

The blog from the Harvard Business Review makes some interesting points about change.

One comment on “Change

  1. Joe Trinsey says:

    >Good link. I liked this quote from the article:

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    And there is a culture of no blame. Managers are told "be hard on the process, but soft on the operators."
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    Kind of reminds me of the "relentless positivity" concept discussed at the GMS clinic. Be incredibly insistent on teaching the right way and improving your athletes' understanding of the game and making sure they are using the right keys, while understanding that there is going to be a lot of randomness involved in the results.

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