Entries by Toyinda Smith

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There Is A Coach In Every Leader

It’s been said time and time again, “every coach needs a coach.” Managers, executives, business owners and entrepreneurs, hold essential leadership roles within their organizations that require on-going  coaching to continuously lead with a fresh perspective, expand knowledge, increase confidence to manage with heightened decision-making skills. My question to you, who is coaching your leadership? […]

The Law of Significance

It’s 2015 and my intent is to help groups and organizations build successful teams. Over the next few months, I will discuss and summarize the book, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team by John C. Maxwell, Published in Nashville, Tennessee by Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001. There is no secret that […]

Growth & Leadership

Obtaining The Latter I constantly remind myself of the belief, “the latter will be greater than the former.” There are few words to truly describe my final season of indoor track and field as a member and co-captain of the Purdue University Women’s Track & Field Team in 1999.  If I had to assign a […]

Why Tension is Great: The Proper Tension Creates Remarkable Results

In July 2014, I attended the USA Track & Field (USATF) Level II Coaches Education Certification Program, an intensive week-long training course which focuses on three – sports science, technical-event specific instruction, and hands-on training. During the training course, I began to reflect on my own athletic career and the lack of biomechanics awareness that […]