Curiously, we have been approached three times in the last month by sport organizations confronted with requests from employees to be paid out for significant accumulated overtime hours. In all cases, these claims have proved legitimate. A warning bell is ringing here! We would like to share this … [Read more...] about Overtime: A Ticking Time Bomb?
Readers of this website will likely know of both Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir, authors of the recently released book, The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers. Mark is a former swimmer, winner of three Olympic medals and holder of seven world records, … [Read more...] about Book Review – The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers (2008)
For many national sport bodies, this is the time to debrief on the Olympic and Paralympic experience, take stock and begin planning for the next four or eight years. This is a time when there are opportunities for renewal of employees, employment relationships and volunteer opportunities. Many … [Read more...] about Renewal of Your Organization Through a Value-Based Governance Audit
Performance appraisal of coaches. We talk about it a great deal, but all too often don't do it. When we do evaluate coaches, we often don't do it well. Coach performance appraisals are critical, as they form the basis upon which major decisions are made, including decisions to reward or terminate … [Read more...] about Book Review – Performance Appraisal for Sport and Recreation Managers
For over a decade part of our business has been helping sport organizations, coaches and athletes resolve their differences. In an average week we receive one or two telephone inquiries seeking advice on how to deal with situations of perceived coach misconduct. Some of the problems we hear about … [Read more...] about Doing Something About Bad Coaches
A coach is a coach. Right? Wrong. We often think of coaching as a single job. But in fact, there are many different tasks that can go into the job of being a coach. These tasks might include recruiting athletes, liaising with parents, planning training regimes, monitoring fitness levels, designing … [Read more...] about Job Descriptions