“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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Communication and Investment

Communication is an essential part of any organization, so if you communication skills are not the stongest and you are looking to develop both personally and within the workplace, it many be worth checking out sites like https://www.gingerpublicspeaking.com/courses/leadership-communication-skills-courses for more information. It’s never too late to learn something new, especially when it comes to self […]

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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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