Steph Curry

From The Atlantic on Steph Curry and the impact Davidson had on his career. Before Stephen Curry was everything, there was Davidson DAVIDSON, N.C. — Kevin Oleksiak, a senior for UNC Greensboro, wasn’t exactly offended Steph Curry was defending him. But he certainly noticed who wasn’t defending him. Max Paulhus Gosselin, a 6-foot-6 wing who eventually was named the Southern […]

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“Unbelievably Direct Communicator”

“But the thing that struck me most then and strikes me every day now is, he is an unbelievably direct communicator. He tells you precisely what he thinks. He is not going to sugarcoat something or say something he doesn’t believe in. It sets him apart in many ways.” – Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame Athletic […]

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Leeds United

A good look at how Jesse Marsch, who is from Wisconsin, took over Leeds United and is implementing his own style. Imagine the pressure of trying to change a culture while also avoiding relegation? “We can’t feel too good about ourselves, we can’t feel too bad about ourselves. We just have to have a relentless […]

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First Team Meeting

It will not go the way you think. We are all on the same team – Richard Pitino writes this on the board for his team’s first meeting of the season. Things I’ve learned about the first team meeting of the year: You aren’t getting all of the messages you want across. It’s better to […]

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Listening

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King

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Losing

What can you do to turn things around when your team is losing? When I became a head coach in 2005 at Rhode Island College in 2005 I took over the best team in the league. We were good enough to win games regardless of the mistakes I made. When I became the head coach […]

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Are Your Culture Building Initiatives Actually Hurting Your Culture?

https://www.cmswire.com/leadership/are-your-culture-building-initiatives-actually-hurting-your-culture/

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Trust Relieves Pressure

I heayrd a really interesting take from Joel Sherman, a long-time reporter for the New York Post, on “The Captain,” Derek Jeter’s documentary about his career. If you are a Yankee fan or a Jeter fan, you’ll find “The Captain” interesting and fun, but it’s basically just a recap of his career. Sherman was talking […]

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Teach Them How To Get Better

I remember talking with a Division I head coach a few years back about the summer access rules and our ability to work with our players in the off-season. He said “We really need it, because these kids don’t know how to get better on their own.” And my response was, “Well, if they played […]

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“Live With Paradox”

“An ability to embrace new ideas, routinely challenge old ones, and live with paradox will be the effective leader’s premier trait.” – Tom Peters

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