Transformational coaches make players more independent, less reliant, study finds — ScienceDaily

Athletes increasingly relying on a coach over the course of a season may be a sign that they aren’t progressing in their development, according to new research from Binghamton University.

On the other hand, inspirational coaches will find that their athletes will become less reliant on them over time.

“Being increasingly needed by your athletes as time goes on is not a good sign,” says Chou-Yu Tsai, assistant professor of management in Binghamton University’s School of Management. “If your athletes no longer need your leadership and guidance as time goes on, that should be seen as a positive sign that you’ve helped them in their development.”

Tsai, who studies leadership in a number of contexts, including athletics, worked with a research team consisting of San-Fu Kao of National Tsing Hua University and Robert Schinke of Laurentian University. They set out to discover how a coach’s leadership style affected athlete evaluations

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IPKeys Power Partners announces appointment of Technology Leader, Gordon Feller as new Independent Director

IPKeys Power Partners Inc., a leading diversified Utility and Smart City provider of secure meter data and electricity demand management, cyber security and network engineering technologies, announced today the appointment of Gordon Feller as an Independent Director serving the Board of Directors (‘the Board”).

Mr. Feller has worked for more than four decades to accelerate innovation at the intersection of global sustainability, government policy, and private investment – all with a focus on emerging energy technologies. From 2010 to 2017, he served as Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems and founded Meeting of the Minds in 1999 in order to harness the power of a unique global leadership network to build innovation-powered sustainable futures.

Gordon was appointed by President Obama to serve on the US Federal Committee which the US Congress established to accelerate US government investments in emerging energy technologies. Today, Gordon serves as a Global Fellow at

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