Without getting coached during the game, the best “A” players lose the opportunity of the moment and are unable to be at their best. They are also unable to fix issues during the game that the coach can easily see. They are unable to coordinate more effectively with the rest of the team.
Most businesses have the reverse structure of football teams. Five or six days a week are spent playing the game with very few hours a week invested in practicing. That is the nature of the beast.
When leaders invest just one additional hour per week coaching their direct reports, the extra attention, thought and motivation makes an incredible difference. In other words, the team is more effective being coached during the game.
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