"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." Lou Holtz, Head Coach, New York Jets (1976)
It is said that everyone has a gift. Some gifts are harder to find than others. Some gifts stand out.
For over 30 years I've heard the back and forth argument - are leaders born or can they be trained. All I know is that an investment in people always pays off. Whether the leaders are front line or key stakeholders in an organization, it always pays to listen, engage, and develop relationships.
In the end, it truly is not the projects, the tasks, or even the goals that make or break an organization. It is the relationship it has with its customers, its staff, and its volunteers. Self-awareness is the key to that relationship. Coaching is about raising the level of self-awareness, clarity, and confidence of those that we are in relationship with.