Chaka Daley – Dynamic Leadership Podcast

“Don’t think less of yourself, think of yourself less…”

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Presence

“As soon as you walk out of that office and see your team, you are making a presentation. You had better be prepared every single day.” – Buck Showalter Not everyone is a head coach. Not everyone can be the President or CEO. Just simply putting in the time and paying your dues doesn’t mean […]

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Joe Moglia

Probably the most unique college football coach to come around in a long time. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2020/10/15/college-footballs-biggest-bargain-coastal-carolinas-joe-moglia/5900394002/

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Your Relationship With The Truth

Your relationship with the truth is essential to your ability to lead. How aggressively do you seek out the truth about you and your team? How comfortable are you with the truth? How willing are you to recognize it and process it? Are you strong enough to deal with the truth every day? One thing […]

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Gary Parrish On Bully Coaching

“But far too many coaches, even Hall of Fame coaches, have spent their careers yelling and screaming, constantly demeaning and ridiculing their players in ways that should be unacceptable, and would be unacceptable, if not for the weird power dynamic that exists on many campuses. No college professor would ever be allowed to talk to a student […]

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Meyers Leonard

You can be both. Powerful, intelligent stuff.

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Jimmy Butler

“Don’t be easy on them. Don’t be easy on them. You made me what I am. You turned me into who I am. You’re turning somebody else into something like that, too. Just don’t be easy on them. You changed my life.”  Text Jimmy Butler sent to Buzz Williams after he left Marquette

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Bob Gibson

A terrific profile on the great Bob Gibson – one of the most intense competitors of all time – from the New Yorker back in 1980. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1980/09/22/distance “He was tough and uncompromising,” White told me. “Koufax and Don Drysdale were just the same, with variations for their personalities—they had that same hard state of mind. […]

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Cannot Be Misunderstood

“Don’t write so that you can be understood. Write so that you cannot be misunderstood.” – William Howard Taft I think about this quote a lot when I think about coaching. Don’t coach so that your players understand you. Coach so that your players cannot misunderstand you. One of the most common mistakes I made […]

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Recruiting Jimmy Butler

The story of how Buzz Williams signed Jimmy Butler. A reminder that recruiting is an art, not a science. “The connection between Butler and Williams is actually a man named Joe Fulce, who had committed to go to New Orleans and play for Williams in advance of the 2007-08 season. But when Williams resigned at UNO after […]

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