Followership: Without Great Followers Leaders Would Fail

Coach Winn

“If your ego gets in the way of knowing how valuable you are as a team member, it is because your ego can’t see that winning requires the ability to see the value of contribution.” -Sherry Winn How many times have you seen training offered for individuals to be great team members? Granted there are some … Read more

A Key Leadership Principle: Communication

Coach Winn Speaks

“Your ability to lead is dependent upon your ability to listen.” -Sherry Winn When I speak all around the country about leadership principles, the number one question I receive is: “How do I effectively communicate with my team members?” Most leaders struggle, because they believe effective communication is about talking. While talking is important, you … Read more

Using Failures to Fuel Your Success

Coach Winn

“Excuses give you reasons but they never change the outcome.” –Coach Winn In 1983 when our national team handball team was training in Lake Placid at the Olympic Training Center, I met a young woman by the name of Bonnie Blair. Do you remember Bonnie Blair? She is the most decorated woman in history for … Read more

Do You Know the Best Way to Win in Life?

Coach Winn

Most people want to be WINNERS in life but the truth is that most people don’t know how to be WINNERS. They think they know what it takes to win but then when real effort is required, they bow out and create a litany of reasons why they can’t get what they want. Playing the … Read more

How You Build a Meaningful Conversation

We build every relationship one honest conversation at a time. What happens in most conversations is that we fail to speak honestly. As children we learned to filter our words. We were told certain words were impolite, rude, or hurtful. We were taught to use white lies, to hide the truth, and to shield others … Read more

What Qualities Make a Great Team Member?

Team Building

Do you know the qualities that make a great team member? Most of speakers and trainers focus on how to create a better supervisor, manager, president, team captain or CEO. How many seminars, educational sessions or keynote speeches are focused on being a great team member? As a former collegiate basketball coach, I know one … Read more

Do You Know What Really Matters?

Coach Winn - Do You Know What Really Matters?

Most leaders don’t know that when you ask a question and your team members respond with, “I don’t know,” that they mean it? What? Eighty-five percent of your team members are not self-aware. They don’t ask questions like: Why did I say that? Why did I do that? What caused me to react that way? … Read more