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.
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.
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 …
The Buffalo Bills are off to a surprising 4-1 start this year, a credit to the leadership of their Harvard-educated quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Though he may not bring stellar arm strength, he possesses hard-to-measure leadership qualities—the intangibles crucial to success on the field.
Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices. —Warren Buffett Trusting relationships form the foundation of every strong team. You’ve likely experienced teams where trust existed (so refreshing!) and others where it didn’t (so frustrating). But here’s the million-dollar question: how do we practically …
I took in a local minor league baseball game yesterday—a real barnburner between the Dayton Dragons and the Lake County Captains. With bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th and only one out, the Dragons trailed 2-1.
We found that talent that isn’t also accompanied by other qualities such as humility, accountability and integrity, really didn’t work for us. —Dan O’Dowd, Colorado Rockies GM
I saw my alma mater, the Fairmont Firebirds, play in the state semifinals a few days ago. Up to that point, they had only lost one game all season with a young team (one senior, no juniors, three sophomores and six freshmen). In watching them play three times in the last few weeks, I’ve noticed …
Patrick Lencioni defines trust as:
The confidence among team members that their peer’s intentions are good and that there is no reason to be protective or fearful around the group.