Maintaining Your Standards

When you are trying to build a culture it’s important never to take shortcuts with your standards.  While you do have to be flexible, there have to be certain things that are non-negotiable for you as a head coach.  You must be consistent with your standards or you will lose the trust of your players. Once the season […]

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Why Martin Luther King Jr. Couldn’t Wait

But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity; when you see the vast majority of your 20 million Negro brothers smothering in […]

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I Have A Dream

If you’ve never watched the full speech, take the time and do it.  Incredibly powerful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

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Latin Proverb

“If there is no wind, row.”

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Hiring Etiquette

Nicole Auerbach takes a look at the new world of etiquette when it comes to hiring college coaches. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/11/04/college-basketball-coaching-etiquette/17659685/

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Teammates

A great story from Sam Perkins of One Bid Wonders on two of our teammates who are best friends despite being from countries torn apart by war. http://www.onebidwonders.com/2015/01/14/zarko-valjarevic-marko-pirovic-brothers-enemies/

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Developing Trust While Making Things Uncomfortable

Change can be very uncomfortable.  In fact when you are trying to create change or establish something new with a team, you want things to be uncomfortable.  Phil O’Brien made a great point at our Dynamic Leadership Academy about “increasing the dissatisfaction level” when you are trying to introduce change, and it’s a real key.  To […]

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The 12 Toughest Challenges Of Leadership

“Confidence during setbacks” and “Encouraging constructive dissent” are really interesting and difficult challenges. https://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/the-12-toughest-challenges-of-leadership/

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Jim Boylen – Family Man

Came across this cool article on Jim Boylen, now a Spurs assistant and UMaine graduate class of 1987. http://www.nba.com/spurs/features/130828_boylen_rodriguez

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