Gladwell on Competing

Malcolm Gladwell has some of the best takes on human behavior you will ever read.  One of my favorites is from a back and forth he did with Bill Simmons years back.  He answers the question of “why don’t people work hard when it is in their best interest to do so?”  He uses Eddy […]

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Team Building in a New Location

The first time we really got to know our new team was Labor Day weekend.  Most of our guys were gone for the summer, and email, text and twitter aren’t exactly the best ways to start building trust.  Our staff hadn’t been in place when most of our guys left for the summer, so many […]

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Rhode Island College Takes A Stand on Alcohol

My former school taking a serious step to get the message to their student-athletes about alcohol.  Never heard of this, but I like it. http://www.goanchormen.com/index.html

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Simon Sinek – How Great Leaders Inspire Action

I recently watched another great Simon Sinek video on leadership, on how great leaders inspire action.  Some great stuff to take away – “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” “After all, Martin Luther King gave an ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, not an ‘I Have A Plan’ speech.” “There […]

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“This Is An Elite Program”

A look at what’s different about Chip Kelly’s approach to practice. http://espn.go.com/blog/philadelphia-eagles/post/_/id/8001/whats-so-special-about-a-chip-kelly-practice

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The Schedule of Highly Successful People

An interesting look at the schedule of high achievers. http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2014/06/schedule

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The Reason I’m Here

It’s hard not to think about all of them – the players, the practices, the road trips, the long recruiting rides.  But mostly the players.  I got a chance to be the head coach at Rhode Island College 9 years ago, and I showed up with all sorts of ideas in my head.  More than once […]

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“All the Pieces Matter”

“We’re building something here detective.  And we’re building it from scratch.  All the pieces matter.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8OHLy0CIPs&sns=tw – Lester Freamon, The Wire

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on Leadership

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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