Andy Stanley on Coaching
In his book The Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley wrote on coaching. I quoted some of his words.
You will never maximize your potential in any area without coaching. It is impossible. You may be good. You may even be better than everyone else. But without outside input you will never be as good as you could be. We all do better wend somebody is watching and evaluating1.
We have a tendency to measure ourselves against the people around us. They become our point of reference. A good coach will evaluate your performance against your potential. A coach helps you measure your performance against your strengths instead of against someone else’s. A coach will know what you are capable of and will push you to your limit2.
So leader, go and look for a coach!
1Andy Stanley-Andy Stanley, The Next Generation Leader (Sisters, Or.: Multmonah Publishers Inc., 2003), 104.
2Andy Stanley-Stanley, The Next Generation Leader , 106.