Last week, I shared a few takeaways from Sports Illustrated’s article about 2011 SportsWoman of the Year, Pat Summitt. Today, let’s glean a few insights from SI’s SportsMan of the Year, Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K has always been one of my favorites, not just because he wins, but because of how he wins. He understands that winning …
Pat Summitt. The name brings to mind excellence, championships and that steely blue gaze that quickly motivates others to perform. She unquestionably set the standard for what every coach in America seeks to create: a winning tradition.
Recently, I posted a few tips about inspiring your team with vision. In an effort to build on that, here’s a real life example of how one coach’s commitment to vision has resulted in unprecedented success for her team. Seven years ago my friend, Sue Ramsey, created a vision for Ashland Women’s Basketball. She used …
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.
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.
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.