Coach to Leader series: Production Leader

Chris De Piero

Chris has spent the past 30+ years in the game of hockey as a player, Head Coach, General Manager, scout, mentor, consultant and most importantly as a parent. He has done so in the NHL, with Hockey Canada, in the OHL and the OHA, as well as European pro hockey. In addition, he has spent 15+ years as a classroom teacher as well as being in leadership positions as an administrator with a private high school in Toronto. All these experiences have allowed Chris to be able to work with, lead, coach, mentor, advise, and consult with various personalities, ultimately gleaning some championship habits along the way. Chris has also co-authored a personal development book titled, THE POWER OF TEAMMATES. Follow @TeammatesTrio on Twitter for more information.

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“If we agree to try and give our players a well-rounded education, not merely on-ice skills, but mental and moral conditioning as well, we cannot help but be better off in the long run.” - Father David Bauer CSB – HHOF
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Being a student, hockey player, teacher, mentor, coach and administrator at St. Michael’s College School over the past 40 years, I could not turn a corner within the school without being reminded of our rich hockey tradition. One of our graduates was Father David Bauer, who not only was a very good player in his own right, but became an outstanding coach, having coached the St. Michael’s Majors to the Memorial Cup Championship, as well as being the first coach of Team Canada when we created the national program. 

His quote for me is a great start to this month’s Coach to Leader Series.

As a recap, here are the 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP that were introduced last month:

This month we will look at LEVEL 3 – PRODUCTION – “Leaders take their people to another level of effectiveness.”

“If we agree to try and give our players a well-rounded education, not merely on-ice skills, but mental and moral conditioning as well, we cannot help but be better off in the long run.” - Father David Bauer CSB – HHOF . . .

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