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Coaches and Cult Leaders
Episode 18820th June 2016 • Smashing the Plateau • Smashing the Plateau
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Is there a difference between a coach and a cult leader? There should be, but in many cases, the lines between the two have become dangerously blurred. We should want – and have – a mentor who is confident and authoritative…but there should be some kind of give and take. As it stands, coaches have way too much power, and we need to take it back.

Today David shows us how to spot the differences between coach and cult leader, and explains why the best way to break free from cult leaders is to surround ourselves with a freethinking and supportive community.

Topics include:

  • When eccentric exercises get out of control.
  • Why you need a good mix of resources.
  • Not feeling threatened by honest feedback.
  • The dangers of catchphrases.