Leadership tips from Michael Phelps' swimming coach

08/3/2012 | EblinGroup.com/Next Level Blog

When Michael Phelps' goggles filled with water during an Olympic final four years ago, leaving him swimming blind, his training kicked in. Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, had taught the swimmer to count strokes to gauge his distance from the finish line, enabling him to push through -- and win another gold medal -- even without visual cues. "[G]reat leaders ... give their team members the experience or at least the opportunity to think through what they're going to do if things don't go perfectly," notes Scott Eblin.

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