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Little Kid Boy Fell Down Of His First BikeWhat do riding a bike, being a first-time manager, and coaching have in common? You’ll soon find out.

Over the weekend I spent some time in the local park enjoying a bit of sunshine and doing some people watching.  For several minutes I watched a young couple as they were teaching their son how to ride a bike. Mom and Dad offered tons of support and encouragement, a fair amount of direction, and they didn’t let go until the son felt pretty confident that he was ready to pedal on his own.

As it often happens, the boy had a small crash but no serious injuries.  Again Mom and Dad stepped in with encouragement and some coaching. I heard “Crashing is normal. We’re proud of you, and we know you’ll get it. What will make you want to get back on the bike again?”

On the second round, Mom and…

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