“I’d rather say I’m sorry than wish I had.” – Quincy Jones
Jones is a prolific musical talent known for helping artists achieve creative heights they didn’t know were possible.
Being such a coach isn’t a “passive” activity.
Coaches who get more out of their clients or teams give constructive feedback. They will tell you when the work is falling short. They will tell you when the effort is lacking. They are willing to risk a moment of discomfort for the sake of helping one achieve the possible.
Coaches who help their teams or clients reach higher levels have the courage to demand greater effort and commitment.
I’ve often said I hate words of regret like, “I knew that would happen …” or “I wish I had said something …”
Great coaches risk “going too far” as compared to falling short. As Quincy Jones offers, you can always say “sorry.”