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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Rounding out our three post Buzz Williams series is a video Coach did for #gBTimeout #getBETTER and we want to share that message with you too. In the comments below, share "What you are for". https://twitter.com/_/status/955808667080777728
“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 [...]
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 [...]