Don MacNaughton Coaching

Only One Maradona

“The world has lost a legend.” – Pelé Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 and the football world is in mourning. Of course, Maradona’s fame is such that even non-football fans around the globe know his name, adding weight to Pelé’s statement: “The world has lost a legend.” On the announcement of …

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Unconscious Bias

“The Unconscious is selective , when it learns what to listen for” Author  Philip K Dick As the name suggests, you’re not necessarily aware of an unconscious bias, but it’s something that’s there all the same. It’s part of daily life, and it’s there whenever you make quick judgements about other people without giving them …

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Old Brain, New Thinking

“He who takes no chances wins nothing.” – Danish Proverb There’s a primitive part of your brain that’s often referred to as the lizard brain, or reptilian brain, and its only concern is survival. It’s the ancient part that has allowed us, as humans, to act on instinct and avoid danger, thereby survive and evolve …

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Coaching the Coaches

“Progress to success is not linear: prepare for the long and winding road.” – Greig Paterson Greig Paterson is Head of Coach Education and Development at the SFA. His coaching journey began in the role of development officer at Glasgow where he was given the opportunity to take responsibility for the coach education programme. From …

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