Philosophies

A Question of Strategy

No matter the talent, the resources, the coaches the support systems. Survival in the world of sport is nothing more or less than a question of Strategy.

Enjoy the attached powerpoint.

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The Pig and the Horse

A lesson for Managers and Decision Makers!!

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Wild Boar Theory

Life is a complex thing and the most difficult aspect of it is to get groups of people to do what you want them too. Here is an interesting take on it sent by a good friend. How to catch a Wild Boar.. Enjoy...

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I Wish you Enough


From my good friend Sieh Kok Chi...

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Some Thoughts from Famous People

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45 Lessons of Life

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer,
Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:more

Sayings for life.

Click here to find some memorable quotes on sport and life in general.more

Friendship

In coaching team sports in particular, i have learned to emphasise to players to 'watch out for their mates'.

By making the person along side you play better, you often play so much better yourself.

I never realised just how powerful that apporach could be until I read this story......more

Is There Any Other Way?

Striving for success in Team Sports is just plain hard work. Is there any other way? If someone finds out let me know. Then again, isn't it the hard work that we all enjoy?

Included in this article are a few well worn quotes from successful coaches.more

The Cracked Pot

For everyone who coaches in sport, there is knowledge that it take s all kinds to make up a team. The following Story is the well known version of the Cracked Pot and it illustrates the need to:

Fit the Tactics to the Team not the Team to the tactics.more

We knew it All Along

Click on "More" to read a beautiful poem by Rudyard Kipling that encompasses all the things that we eventually learn in life.

If only we read poetry when we were young it might not have taken so long to learn about life....more

Champions

Muhammed Ali was an athlete, a Champion in every sense, but more than that. He was a person who saw sport as a part of his destiny and as a vehicle to advance himself in a world where advancement was 'Not an Option'.

Without Olympic Scholarships and fancy programs, his achievements are at the very least, Sobering.more

Are the Olympic Games important?

There is ongoing debate throughout the Pacific on the importance of the Olympic Games in our Calendar of events.

Certainly the South Pacific Games has greater interest for the majority, but are we really approaching it the right way?more

Towards Greater Professionalism

I was asked once to write a speech on the subject of Professionalism in Sport.

I thought I'd like to share it with you.more

Coaching Philosophy -- What is Success?

In any level of sport success can only come when we truely understand the reasons why we are involved.

This is one of the best essays on this subject that I have come across. Suzie Tuffy at the USOC has captured the essence of coaching success.more

Lesser Primate Committee Thinking Experiment

One of my favourite stories about the way we are as humans.

We have a lot to learn, even from the Apes......more
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