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The overlooked benefit of an experienced coach

The famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde has an expression with a wonderful thought: “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.” Today, how much is the experience of a coach appreciated? In the coaching profession, experience has a priceless value. Supporting this, as the late Croatian coach Djalma Markovic used to say, is “there is no difference between knowledge and the truth”. Ivan Djalma Markovic was a football coach but also a philosopher. A coach who often used metaphors in communication with his players such as “don’t make a phone …

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My new book

Last year’s great successes of the Croatian National Football Team (2018 FIFA World Cup)  and Croatian National Tennis Team (2018 Davis Cup) opened a door for Croatian professional knowledge to penetrate the American market in the field of sports. Business Expert Press, the leading US publisher of business, economics, science and engineering digital content, has announced on its web site my new book titled “Great Coaching And Your Bottom Line: How Good Coaching Leads To Superior Business Performance”. The book will be available on the market in the electronic and printed …

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Coaches who communicate effectively have motivated players

Communication is an indispensable part of the coaching job. In order for the communication of the coach to be effective, it must be timely, understandable, unambiguous and credible. As far as the content of the communication is concerned, it is important that the players understand what the coach wants to tell them. Players need to know what is expected from them, what their contribution to the team is and how it will be evaluated and rewarded. It is important to plan the communication with players in order to ensure accurate information …

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Players who “shine”

André Rieu, a violinist, conductor and the world known composer has with his music and orchestra “Johann Strauss” has been credited for the international revival of the waltz in recent times. The concerts of his orchestra “Johann Strauss” are fulfilling halls and delighting people around the world. What is the secret of successful leading of such a perfectly tuned orchestra full of talented artists of different nationalities? There is no secrets, the orchestra performance “Johann Strauss” is great because Andre Rieu, the orchestra leader has given to each orchestra member the …

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The coach – cricket and the coach – ant

Although the title of the text might be associated with a comparison between diligence and laziness, this was not my goal – it’s about my desire to symbolically show the difference between two coaching and leadership styles, each of which is equally valuable. I compared two coaches who exchanged places at Manchester United FC this year. Instead of a dynamic and charismatic Mourinho, MU brought to the club Ole Gunnar Solskjær, known to the wider public as the former club’s player. I have nothing to blame the former coach Jose Mourinho …

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