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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Communication and Investment

Communication is an essential part of any organization.  In a team sport it’s just as essential, but also more difficult because of the intense nature  of the games.  We don’t play in controlled settings, and communication is a lot easier in a controlled setting. One important point that might make it easier to get your […]

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Ryder Cup: Captaincy and Leadership

Whether you are a golf fan or not, two really interesting reads on the approaches taken by Europe and the U.S. regarding the Ryder Cup. Europe has clearly treated this as a serious competition, with leadership and team-building at the forefront of their program.  Their captain and his leadership is very important to the program, […]

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Derek Jeter and Accountability

This blog post from Pete Abraham about Derek Jeter says a lot about leadership, accountability, and being a great teammate. http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/09/26/what-was-like-cover-derek-jeter/0x7WUJlMX2TKVBbMwfeFyO/story.html

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Henry Adams

“What you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you are saying.” – Henry Adams

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Think Culture

In my first year as a head coach at Rhode Island College I made a mistake.  I didn’t realize it at the time, of course, or I wouldn’t have done it.  But looking back at that season I realized I didn’t take the right approach in building my first team. I was too concerned with […]

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Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

Great 12-minute video from Simon Sinek that speaks a lot to the environment that you create around your organization.  Thanks to Jimmy Driggs from Allegheny for passing it along. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe#t-356014

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