Fran Dunphy

Was invited to share a call with former Penn and Temple coach Fran Dunphy (thanks Pat Scanlon, Greenwich Country Day) this week. Coach Dunphy isn’t just a great coach, but almost universally regarded as one of the best people in the game, always willing to share his time. Some of the notes I took from […]

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NCAA Travel

One interesting look from Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer on how the NCAA may have to change to save money: Cutting down on travel. Will non-revenue sports still be able to fly all over the country for a league game? https://bit.ly/34mJ7GL

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Free Leadership Seminars

I’ve been asked by a few different coaches and organizations to do online clinics and presentations on leadership during this time when most of us are staying home. We are all looking for ways to stay connected and get better when we can’t get together in-person. So I had this idea. I’m happy to do […]

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Afraid Of Winning

Ron Shelton wrote and directed Tin Cup as well as Bull Durham and a bunch of other movies. I just read this quote in an interview he did about making Tin Cup. “I’ve often felt more people are afraid of winning than they are of losing. To win, you then have to own it. You […]

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Body Language

I’m not sure we have the right approach to body language. I just don’t know that we should be making a big deal out of it. I get it, it doesn’t look good, it’s not a positive thing and you don’t want to show any sign of frustration or weakness. I just don’t know if […]

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Coaching A Confident Team

Below is the link to the online coaching clinic that I did on March 30th on Coaching A Confident Team. The presentation is about 50 minutes long all in. https://summit.coachesclinic.com/talks/coaching-a-confident-team/

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Leading In Tough Times

Two keys in tough times – people management and task management. And a third – self management. “The facts are always friendly.” “One way to keep people focused on positive action is not to slip into the trap of automatic sympathy. While it makes a person in victim mode feel good to hear such things […]

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Coach The Behavior, Not The Personality

A big part of being a successful coach is developing strong relationships with our players, and getting to know their personalities. Every kid we coach is different, and a big part of leadership success is to know who we are coaching and what buttons to push. We want to understand the personality of everyone we […]

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Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Chris Holtmann

Some very insightful thoughts on how he established his approach at Ohio State, and dealing with the ups and downs of this past season. Interestingly he set his team up with a very tough schedule early because he wanted them to face some adversity, but they went out and started 11-1 and were ranked #2 […]

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