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Character Conference 2019

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Stories, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week I was able to attend the Character Conference 2019 at Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana. This is the second year of this event and while my son went last year, I was not able to attend. Why did I go this year, one, because he wanted to [...]

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Resolving to Do Less in 2019

By |January 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, it’s that time of year to make – and possibly break – resolutions for a fitter, smarter, and better version of you. Even now, most people I know are scribbling down new diets, new exercise regimens, new goals, new plans, and new commitments to a happier, healthier, and more successful version of themselves. Unfortunately, most of those resolutions will be broken within two months for a variety of reasons.

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Kyrie Irving – “My dad is the reason I wear #11”

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Nike commercial dropped on Thanksgiving day and what a great way to give thanks.  Drederick Irving was a single father raising two young children.  Drederick had NBA potential, even having a tryout with the Celtics in 1992, before the loss of his wife, Elizabeth, changed everything.  Like any father would, he put [...]

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Win with grace, lose with dignity

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , |

The concept is simple and it is what I tell my players after every game before we go through the handshake line. Win with grace, lose with dignity. A video just surfaced on earlier today from @b757fo_jim and @cut4 of two friends, and they were friends first...but these two friends [...]

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Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant with animation

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , |

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Dear Basketball takes the letter that Kobe Bryant penned on the eve of his retirement announcement and mixes it with the magic of a custom John Williams score and legendary animator Glen Keane. The letter by itself is amazing, but [...]

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Buzz Williams, coaching, community and choices

By |January 24th, 2018|Categories: Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

“I think my tenure as a coach is coming to a close. I tell my players that, I tell my children that, because all I care about is all the things he just talked about. I think the things that I used to look at on a scorecard that were [...]

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What’s Important Now

By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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A leadership tweet from Mark Cuban

By |September 24th, 2017|Categories: Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Matt Deggs, a coach who gets it

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"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 [...]

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Tim Ferriss: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

By |June 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tim Ferriss is not only the voice behind my favorite PodCast - but he is also the presenter in the top TED talk of 2017.  Talking on "fear-setting", Tim is both vulnerable and uplifting. [ted id=2799]

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Trust Builders with @UFGatorSoccer

By |March 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

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Body Language on and off of the court

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Stories, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Chris Greicius – and the first ever wish

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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