Colonel Gary Steele gave a keynote address to the Penn State Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute (ADLI) recently, sharing some insights on leadership. Col. Steele is the first African American to earn a varsity letter in football at West Point and went on to a successful career in both the military and corporate America. Some thoughts …
Most leaders feel like there’s just not time enough in the day to get it all done. Yet, many have capable people around them who could help share the load! The challenge for those of us who like being in control is properly delegating responsibilities to others.
You’ve probably heard someone (or maybe yourself) described as a “born leader”. What’s your take on that? It’s an age-old debate…are leadership qualities in our DNA or developed with time, effort and training?
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.
Pat Riley’s astute comments on the definition of teamwork as it applies to sports illustrate why I focus so much on building trust in my team building workshops:
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.
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.