How do you perform under pressure? How do you perform under emotional pressure? When something goes wrong, you’ve failed, how do you react? As a basketball coach I have to admit that I have had experiences when things were not going right and things got emotional, and I didn’t respond in the best way. IfContinue reading “The Greatest Teacher”
Two are better than one if two act as one. And if you believe that two acting as one are better than one, just imagine what an entire team acting as one can do. Coach K.
“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finder on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.” – Coach K.
“One of my goals in establishing teamwork is always to get the team believing that they are part of something bigger than themselves.” – Coach K.
“The second reason deep practice is a strange concept is that it takes events that we normally strive to avoid – namely, mistakes – and turns them into skills. To understand how deep practice works, then, it’s first useful to consider the unexpected but crucial importance of errors to the learning process.” – Daniel CoyleContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 115”
Last week I was talking to someone about work and an upcoming vacation he had planned. He expressed to me how productive his week had been because he knew what he had to accomplish before he could leave on vacation. It made me think of a post I had written back in 2013. After readingContinue reading “Day Before Vacation Productivity”
“To be clear, the main point of this chapter is not just about assembling the right team – that’s nothing new. The main point is to first get the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus) before you figure out where to drive it.” – Jim Collins
“People will not buy from you if they don’t trust you, your product, and your company.” – Dave Ramsey
One of the things that I have prided myself with in my company is our team communication. It would make me proud to hear someone else from our team talking to a new employee or a potential employee and tell them how great our team communication is. But the other day I received a callContinue reading “Your Team Needs Intentional and Effective Communication”
We had the opportunity to spend the last week in Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Alberta at the Western Canadian Summer Games. The organizers of the event did a great job. Each event was well organized and the facilities were great. The opening ceremonies were great to watch! The purpose for us to be at theContinue reading “Western Canada Summer Games 2015 – Wood Buffalo Alberta”
My greatest love is my family. Along with that, something else I love is basketball. Fortunately, I have the opportunity that I can enjoy both of them together quite often. My son, Daxon, just started organized basketball and I am able to spend some quality time with him in that setting. My oldest daughter, Tia,Continue reading “Father / Daughter / Basketball”