ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Completed the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS.  Take the time to watch the video in the post below on Chris Rosati. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204651784201605&set=vb.1445456058&type=2&theater

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ALS Patient Chris Rosati

Chris Rosati has to be the coolest ALS patient going out there – watch this for 3 minutes. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/als-patient-devotes-life-to-random-acts-of-kindness/

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Don’t Walk On The Grass

Always interesting to read about Chip Kelly and what he’s doing to develop a new culture with the Eagles. http://mobile.philly.com/sports/eagles/?wss=/philly/sports/eagles&id=267747221 “He’s a listener… You’ve got to respect it.”

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Steve Clifford

Good look inside Steve Clifford and the culture change in Charlotte. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1952081-inside-the-coaching-principles-that-turned-around-the-charlotte-bobcats

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Maigread Eichten CEO Interview

Some great stuff to take away from this interview. “If you really care about somebody, you give them constructive feedback. And if you don’t care about somebody, you only say positive things.” “I want to get better at taking more risk. My goal is to do one thing every day that kind of scares me […]

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High School Hoops in New York

Interesting look at high school basketball in New York City and the reasons for the decline.  Not sure I agree with all of the reasons, but some thought-provoking stuff in here. http://grantland.com/features/nyc-basketball-decline-lance-stephenson-kareem-abdul-jabbar-stephon-marbury-kenny-anderson-tom-konchalski-nba/

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Play With a Chip, Not an Ego

I love watching players who play with a chip on their shoulder.   I think most coaches do.  I want to recruit those guys, and I want those guys on my roster.  The guys that show up every day with something to prove.  There is a great quote about Kevin Durant and how he shows […]

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Behind the Scenes: David Blatt

A short behind the scenes video with the new coach of the Cavs. http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/behind-scenes-david-blatt

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Power Over Productivity

“Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.” – Margaret Wheatley

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Putting It Together

Some really intelligent, well thought-out stuff here from Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, President and CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.  Some great stuff on leadership, learning and how he approaches the hiring process. “Looking back on that, what I learned — and I use this every day — is that if you know […]

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