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Bones, Part III

The last, but certainly not least, is the “ funny-bone.” Coaching basketball has taught me the importance of learning to laugh. The ability to laugh as yourself is a key to getting through some of the valleys that you inevitably face in the course of competition. You find yourself is some awkward positions when you are dealing with stress and emotion. I know I did. …

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A TALL FLORIST DELIVERYMAN WITHOUT A LICENSE

When I first met Marcos Santos he was attending a junior college in Temple Terrace, Florida. A native of the hard scrabble slums of Rio de Janeiro, he had only been in the United States for a couple of years. Let’s just say his English was not the best, but he was a very likable kid with a great sense …

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Einstein & Faith

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ? Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in GOD ? Student : Absolutely, sir. Professor : Is GOD good ? Student : Sure. Professor: Is GOD all powerful ? Student : Yes. Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of …

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A True C.R.A.M. Session

College athletics has changed tremendously since I first started in it back 30 years ago as a teacher and coach.. For that matter it has changed dramatically over just the last ten years.  There is no longer an off season in which to recharge and reevaluate your program. Each day an athletic administrator will “cram” as many functions as possible in an …

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Traits Of A Well Coached Organization – Part 2

This is part 2 of my research into cultures that set companies apart from each other. *Teams are motivated and you don’t have to coach effort As an administrator, educator or manager is imperative that time is used wisely. When your team is ready and eager to learn, the success rate improves and you don’t waste time. Coaching improvement always comes easier …

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LEADERS AND THE FOUL RULE

My first year of playing organized basketball was when I was in the 5th grade.  I will always remember one of the first practices when my coach explained to the team what the Foul Rule was. Simply put, he said when you make contact with another player that is against the rules the referee will blow his whistle and call …

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TRAITS OF A WELL COACHED ORGANIZATION

For over a quarter of a century I was a college basketball coach and during that time I spent countless hours researching studying and creating working environments that fostered teamwork.  The goal was to give each member of the team an opportunity to play to their strengths while improving their weaknesses. Throughout the course of my career the greatest compliment …

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CARPE DIEM

(This tip is geared to any parents with children who play sport as well as all the business people who knock so hard on doors that they never hear the person on the other side say “come in.”) Too often today players and parents get hung up on playing at the next level.  As a college coach for over 25 …

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Why Do I Coach?

A few years ago a friend of mine from high school who is a successful businessman asked me why I coached.  Little did he know that his simple question would relegate him to listening to me reflect on my 20 years in the coaching profession.  Ultimately, it came down to a one word answer. Do I coach because of the …

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IF THE MAILMAN WORRIED ABOUT EVERY BARKING DOG…

IF THE MAILMAN WORRIED ABOUT EVERY BARKING DOG, THE MAIL WOULD NEVER GET DELIVERED Too many times in life we are distracted by the clamoring of the people around us. Naysayers who spread their negativity. Well meaning people can also serve as an impediment to you achieving your goals. In order to reach your goals you must put on your blinders and use …

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Traits of a Well Coached Organization, Part 2

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and you have made some great resolutions for the New Year. This is part 2 of my research into cultures that set companies apart from each other. Traits of a Well Coached Organization – part 2 *Teams are motivated and you don’t have to coach effort As an administrator, educator or manager is imperative …

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Change

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Bones

For 25 years I chased the dream of cutting down the nets and hoisting the championship trophy above my head. I grew up during a time when Wide World of Sports was must see tv on each weekend. Watching the opening credits in which they play the “thrill of victory” and “the agony of defeat” roll across my television screen …

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Success Comes In Cans

The 2011 March Madness is giving us a few unwanted surprises to say the least. We saw all # 1 seeds go down in defeat. It was a disappointment, if not a heartbreak, to many I am sure. Just because KU came up short of playing in the final four, do we call them losers? ABSOLUTELY NOT. No one likes to lose. But …

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