What do you really want to do?

The conversation started something like this …

I answered the phone, “hello?” 

“Heyyyy! Is this Molly Grisham!?!” The voice on the other end spoke as if we were long lost best friends who had finally reconnected after many years of being apart. 

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Molly Grisham
Endings & Beginnings

Years ago I was recruiting a talented soccer player. I had watched her play many times and we had developed a good relationship. All of my interactions with her led me to believe she was exactly the kind of person I wanted to coach.

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Molly Grisham
Dear soccer Mom ...

It was a beautiful October day and my schedule that afternoon was wide open. I made the easy decision to attend a local NCAA women’s soccer game. I know the coaches of both teams so it was a great opportunity to support a couple of former colleagues.

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Molly Grisham
Leadership: Jack Pine

I recently learned an interesting fact about the Jack Pine. This type of Pine tree produces a specific cone called the serotinous cone. These cones are unique because they need a heat element in order to reproduce. Each cone will stay on a tree for several years before dropping to

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Molly Grisham
Teambuilding 101

The month of August was a very busy time for me. With many college teams returning to campus for preseason I found myself crossing times zones as I worked with soccer, rugby, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and field hockey teams. It simply wasn't possible for me to say yes to every preseason invitation but the truth is preseason is not the only option for teambuilding.

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Molly Grisham
Second Year Syndrome

If you aren't familiar with the term Second Year Syndrome, let me introduce you to a phrase that is very present in my world when working with college athletic teams. While there are many reasons a coach may bring me in to work with their team, one reason is Second Year Syndrome.

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Molly Grisham
Can good leaders make bad decisions?

In the In the last week I’ve had several people reach out with an underlying common question; can good leaders make bad decisions? The conversations have been broached by leaders who have made what they believe to be a bad decision and in turn, are questioning their own ability to lead, as last week I’ve

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Molly Grisham
Goldfish and Leadership

Recently I was doing some research about the process of transferring goldfish from a bag to an aquarium. I should state that I do not own any goldfish nor do I have plans to purchase a fish tank! However, what I read got me thinking about how this also applies to leadership.

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Molly Grisham
Make today special ...

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Missouri Special Olympics. My job was to help at the award station. There were about 20 of us assigned to this station. We were all from different backgrounds and different walks of life. We represented several generations and to my

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Molly Grisham