Lack of Female Coaches in Youth Sports

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/535167/

Very interesting look at the lack of female coaches in youth sports, and the potential impact. “Would we have more female CEOs and senators if every male in America had an effective female coach growing up?”

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Perspective

Perspective is a particular attitude that you have towards something, a particular point of view.  It’s not just your attitude in general, the way you approach things in a big picture sense.  It’s intentional, the way you choose to look at something after reflection. The best players, the best coaches, the most successful people that […]

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Kody Justice – Arizona State

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/news/college-basketball-arizona-state-sun-devils-kodi-justice-grad-transfer-coach-bobby-hurley/1o26y4agwmu8n1qjsylkz7707l?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A story about a kid who stayed when he had plenty of reasons to leave.  Sheds a little light on how kids are getting recruited off of college teams all the time. “You always have these little … people coming to you and asking, ‘Are you going to stay?’ Justice told Sporting News. “You even […]

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The situations going on with the Navy these days made me think about David Marquet’s talk on leadership.  His approach to leadership is very powerful, and the way he transformed his Navy submarine is fascinating.  The idea is to give control to create leadership, something I think the best leaders do. “I vowed never to […]

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Leadership Does Not Have To Be Loud

The Red Sox get scrutinized on a day-to-day basis as much as any professional team in any sport.  There is incredible passion for the Sox in New England and the media coverage is all day, every day.  There is just a ton of interest and passion for them.  So earlier this year, when the Sox […]

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The most powerful word in coaching, in success, in individual growth is 'truth.' Truth needs three things - you need to be able to live it. You need to be able to tell it. And you need to be able to take it.

Kevin Eastman

Jameer Nelson

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/philly-hoops/jameer-nelson-nba-philly-hoops-20170825.html

In our first year at Providence College, we coached a kid from Chester, PA named John Linehan.  John was a 5-7 (generous) point guard who is still today the all-time NCAA leader in steals.  He had a huge impact on our program and just finished up a 13 year pro career. So John brought his […]

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Do I Have To Hate Losing To Be A Great Competitor?

The relationship between losing and being a great competitor has always fascinated me.  Nobody likes to lose.  Some people may not care very much, and certainly some care more than others, but no one enjoys it.  But losing is a big part of being a great competitor.  You have to be able to deal with […]

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Jeff Van Gundy and Team USA

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20378274/jeff-van-gundy-takes-team-usa-challenge-jvg-style

Jeff Van Gundy’s approach to a really interesting assignment with USA Basketball.

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Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Richard Pitino

http://www.athleticdirectoru.com/audio/the-dynamic-leadership-podcast-richard-pitino-minnesota/

A great 20 minutes here with 2017 Big Ten Coach of the Year Richard Pitino.  Very candid stuff on the value of getting your first head job where no one is watching, bouncing back from an 8-win season and the two things he writes on the board at the beginning of every season for his […]

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