Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz loves to use the acronym of WIN. For Holtz, WIN stands for; What's Important Now I am pondering that quote as I just returned from a leadership summit for a preeminent collegiate leadership group. Out task from my division in preparation for the next [...]
Leaders don't conform to the consensus. They create a consensus to their vision and goals. Leaders don't change their positions mid-debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue. Leaders don't look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create [...]
"There is no greater honor than to sacrifice for a brother" - Matt Deggs, Baseball Coach at Sam Houston State. There are just some coaches that you want to play for. Matt Deggs is one of them. After a loss that knocked his team out of the NCAA tournament in [...]
“Boxing is a sport of self-control. You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce [...]
The first question says it all - "Who likes being subbed out of the game?" In this great social experiment, Coach Becky Burleigh talks about putting a camera on her bench to watch the body language of both the players and coaches.
Coach Becky Burleigh is back with part 2 from her talk in 2015 at What Drives Winning. Players and coaches have to trust each other. Coach Burleigh shares the different ways that she helped the Gators build team and trust.
In a recent post game press conference, University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma shared his philosophy on body language. It's a great lesson that all young athletes and their parents should hear. The video is embedded below, but here are a few highlights. “We put a huge [...]
The Will to Win by Vince Lombardi Vince Lombardi “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. [...]
I am an avid podcast listener. A few months back, I found out that I had been missing out on The Tim Ferriss Show. In episode #225: John Crowley - The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously) Tim interviews John Crowley, the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics. While [...]
DREAM BIG If there were ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, it is now. Not for any grand cause, necessarily -- but for something that tugs at your heart something that's your dream. You owe it to yourself to make your [...]
“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have [...]
If you have time watch all 11 minutes - but the good stuff starts at the 5 minute mark where Coach Walz dives into the state of youth athletics and the coddling of the current generation. Do you agree with Coach? Share your thoughts below.
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday “According to Seneca, the Greek word Eutemia is one we should think of often. It is the sense of our own path and how to stay on it without getting distracted by all the others that intersect it. It’s not about [...]