We call some leaders “visionaries”—men and women who see what could be and work passionately and tirelessly to see it become a reality. People like Steve Jobs, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. Simply part of their DNA, these leaders don’t to work at creating vision. It comes naturally to them.
One of my favorite memories of this Christmas was hanging out with some of my family in Starbucks talking about leadership. My brother, a high-level executive, shared a principle that’s vitally important for successful leadership in business, sports or anywhere else.
A few years ago I learned of a helpful exercise that uses the lessons learned in the past year to inform the year to come. It’s simple but produces profound insights. Grab some coffee, tea or hot cocoa and spend an hour with these questions. You’ll ring in the New Year with purpose and direction that will lead to lasting results in 2012.
Last night I spent some time online researching tours of the Holy Land. I’ve always wanted to take one with a great Bible teacher and plan to make happen in the next few years. The tour that interested me most is pretty intense, with 6-10 miles of walking/hiking a day for 10 days. I …
The media frenzy about Tim Tebow fascinates me. It seems that reporters can’t understand how he can be so popular when he (supposedly) doesn’t have the skill set to be a great NFL quarterback.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 903rd game a week ago, surpassing Bobby Knight as the winningest coach in men’s collegiate basketball.
Building winning teams is hard work! So many moving parts. So many things that can go wrong. As coaches, you want every advantage you can get to give your team the best opportunity for success. Yet many coaches skip one simple step that makes all the difference. One conversation that directly impacts your team’s ability …
Aaron Rodgers is hotter than hot. And I’m not (just) talking about his good looks! SuperBowl champ and MVP last year. Undefeated season so far this year. He’s come into his own as a quarterback, his name now being mentioned in the same breath as Brady, Brees and Manning.
Unguarded, the ESPN documentary about former NBA player Chris Herren and his struggle with addiction, received tons of positive reviews last night. A powerful story of redemption and hope that with help, we can overcome the addictions that seek to destroy us.