The Last Lesson

Twelve years ago, on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2008, I was getting ready to head down to practice at RIC when my cell phone rang. At RIC my office was in the Recreation Center, across campus from the Murray Center where we practiced and played, so we had to actually get into our cars […]

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What He Does Vs. What He Can Do

There are some players who, when we talk about them, we are always talking about what they do. He’s a great rebounder. He makes shots. He’s a great finisher on the break. He guards four positions. They are the producers. They get things done, and those are the guys you can win with. Every time […]

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Eric Musselman – Dynamic Leadership Podcast

Coach Muss has won over 500 games as a professional head coach and 130 in 5 years as college coach. One of the best out there in sharing his leadership approach with young coaches.

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Charisma

With much respect to The Geto Boys, our minds play tricks on us. I read an interesting article recently that talked about the Brooklyn Nets, and how they did a deep dive into the “misses” they had in the draft. The biggest factor in the draft mistakes that they made was they they fell in […]

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Matt Campbell, Iowa State Football

“You can take the coach from Division III, but you can’t take the Division III from the coach.” https://sports.yahoo.com/matt-campbell-ended-generations-of-futility-at-iowa-state-053103504.html

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Entitled to Nothing – Book Excerpt

A brief excerpt from my upcoming book Entitled to Nothing: An Uncommon Approach to Leadership, due out in December. Ready to Adapt When we first got together as a team in September of 2006, we had a lot of talent and experience.  This was my first recruiting class as a head coach – I got the […]

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In The Gym

If you are spending time talking to others in your gym during practice, no question your kids notice. From an Athletic article about Dan Hurley: When Fr. Leahy would walk over to the gym, he quickly learned Dan wouldn’t speak with him during practice. Instead, he’d send an assistant over to deal with the headmaster […]

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Entitled to Nothing – Book Excerpt

A brief excerpt from my upcoming book Entitled to Nothing: An Uncommon Approach to Leadership, due out in December. Chapter VI – September 2006 (The Start of Year Two) The Pressure of Leadership As we headed into the fall to start our second year, we continued to work on our championship mentality. We would have […]

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Frank Gore

“He’s a Hall of Fame running back who approaches every day like he was on the cusp of being cut.” https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30267154/everybody-loves-frank-gore-one-bright-spot-dark-jets-season

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Entitled to Nothing – Book Excerpt

A short excerpt from my upcoming book Entitled to Nothing: An Uncommon Approach to Leadership, due out in December. Accountability Everywhere That off-season gave me a lot of time to reflect, and I learned another important leadership lesson. Unfortunately, it came out of a difficult situation.  When I left the Big East to take the […]

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