The Autocratic coach takes on an authoritative approach where you are "told" rather than "asked". This approach has coaches show the athlete how they want something done and expect that athlete to perform a technique a certain way every time. This coach is in control at all times with little to no feedback from the athlete. These types of coaches believe their way of doing things is the only way to succeed.
Vince Lombardi believed in the pursuit of excellence and perfection. He had a strict militarian background and believed that approach was how to shape his football team. Vince Lombardi believed that winning took a great deal of discipline, education and commitment to being perfect. He believed that his techniques and systems were the only way to be successful in the National Football League. Over his time as Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi won six NFL Championships, two Super Bowls, had an overall record of 105-35-6 and was named the NFL Coach of the Year twice.
Values consist of:
- Respect for authority
How does it translate into business?
This type of coaching works well in more of a Military type system where certain procedures, techniques and a strict chain of command are vital to the success of a team. This coaching style is best suited for an employee who needs strong structure and guidance to become the best version of themselves. Employees that thrive under this style of coaching consistently want to know exactly what is expected of them and exactly what the employer is looking for in terms of how to do things and when they need to be done.