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SGG episode #11: Four lessons from Jane Addams


Coaches are important educational leaders in our schools, communities, and universities. The Sport and the Growing Good (SGG) podcast provides embedded, front-line insights on winning and positive development. The SGG podcast can be heard here and on all major podcast platforms.

We can learn valuable lessons about coaching and sports from Jane Addams, the famous social worker and leader in the early 1900s. This episode of SGG describes four specific ways that today’s leaders can learn from Jane:

1.  Identifying the basic needs of your team in order to make bigger things possible;

2.  Developing and sustaining teams as “places of enthusiasm;”

3.  Starting with what is right in front of you; and

4.  Gaining “sympathetic entry” into team members’ lives – meeting them where they are.