Blog Post: We need coaches who can develop leaders, not Neanderthals and narcissists

Blog by Jennifer Walinga, PhD The tough guy mentality in sport is dead. It’s time to evolve. Interestingly, values based coaching is not new. There is a curious assumption that in order to get people to perform we must break them down. We call it ‘old school coaching’. I suppose we have inherited this mindset from the military; however, in sport, the militaristic approach does not make sense. While athletes certainly need to develop resilience in order to stretch their limits, sport is not battle…

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