After nine months at KPMG accounting firm I received a call to meet with a partner about my annual review. He told me that I was the opposite of most first year employees—I had the people skills but not the technical skills to succeed at the firm. They were letting me go. Never did I think that I would get fired from my first job out of college! Looking back, this marked a defining moment in my life.
A big birthday shout out to Coach Coquese Washington! I am super blessed to have been given the opportunity to be part of the Lady Lions staff and to work with Coquese.
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.
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.
Though Kevin Cook found success as an assistant at Kansas and for the four-time WNBA champion Houston Comets, he may be experiencing his most rewarding success at Division III Gallaudet University, the world’s only all-deaf college. When he arrived in September 2007, he didn’t know sign language or that the team hadn’t won a conference …
Have you seen them? All those women’s basketball teams wearing pink uniforms, shoes or shooting shirts? Pink Zone week reminds the women’s basketball world of one of its most beloved leaders, the late Kay Yow.