A Time magazine article on how being “too loyal” was a big career mistake.  Lots of parallels to the coaching business here.

It made me think about –

  • Being naive – not matter how good a job you are doing or how good your relationship is with your boss, he’s always going to do what he considers to be best for the program.
  • Personal relationships – if you really want to coach, the job will choose you early in your career.  You have to be ready to move.
  • Excuses – you can always find reasons to stay if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of leaving.
  • Leadership changes – a new president, a new athletic director, budget cuts and a change in philosophy or direction are just a few examples of things that can happen that you can’t control.

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