What makes a great coach?
Is it the strategic planning or the yelling from the sidelines 😂
Good coaches tell you where the fish are, great coaches teach you how to find them. That's the same at every level.
By Kobe Bryant in his book The Mamba Mentality
The same goes for running a business and for life.
Good managers and founders teach you how to identify a problem rather than asking you to solve the one they've encountered.
Some of you might disagree with me. "Finding and solving a problem is the job of an entrepreneur" is what echoes in your brain.
Even if you work somewhere, you have to know what problems your users are facing and you can't rely on the management to point that out to you every single time.
And a great leader will make sure you learn how to find them out.
Let's take basketball, for example. The coaches draw up systems and assign roles to players, and the players operate within them. Sometimes they break out and do things on their own.
And that's what makes a great player. Playing within the system yet knowing when to break out for their team.
Usually, the coaches draw up an exact play for the clutch moments, and during the run of play, they just set up systems on how to defend and score.
Imagine if a coach has to tell you how you have to score every single point, quite hectic, right?
The same thing applies to your business and life.