Building, motivating, rewarding and coaching a team (Proceedings)

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Building, motivating, rewarding and coaching a team (Proceedings)

Nineteen rules I learned from coaching soccer that can be applied to coaching a veterinary team
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Apr 01, 2008

Rule one: Find each team member's strength

• The wrong player in the wrong position you lose field position
•The wrong player in the right place, cause frustration
•The right player in the wrong place equals confusion
•The right player in the right place equals progression
•The right players in the right places equals a score

To do list one-Identify your veterinarians strengths

•Evaluate your veterinarians in the following areas: medicine, surgery, dentistry, radiology team leadership, management
•Modify schedule, job description to reflect their strengths
•Set a deadline date

Rule two: If you are coaching a team, your players are your only asset

Rule three: Training and ideas will only take you so far

•Everyone has an attitude
•Everyone is motivated

Rule four: You can coach a lot

•You can't coach nice
•You can't coach speed
•You can't coach smart

Rule five: Praise, praise, praise

•Have a good attitude
•Always give your best
•Support the people on your team
•Praise

Rule six: You can't change a player, you can change the team

To do list two- Identify the team member you want to replace

•Have meeting with Hospital manager
•Review your employee data
•Set a date for dismissal

Rule seven: Know what the team lacks

To do list three – Define what your team lacks

•Develop a written evaluation of your teams strengths and weakness
•Produce a job description for the person, and position you need
•Set a deadline for completion

Rule eight: You can't be a superstar by yourself

•Ego, what happens if your team quits blocking
•Insecurity
•We don't know
•Temperament

Rule nine: The ball always finds the weakest player

If you don't fix the weakest player what happens?

•Everyone on team knows who the weak players are
•The stronger players have to carry the weaker players
•The strong players resent the weak players
•The strong players become less effective
•The stronger players start to doubt the coach