Category Archives: Leadership

NY Times: Spurs Take Another Step Toward Redemption

“What matters in a game is execution and mental toughness,” San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich said. “You have to execute, and you have to play with passion. So it’s like the old Dean Smith, Larry Brown thing: Play harder and … Continue reading

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

1. Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves. You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve been mistreated. They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have … Continue reading

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8 Leadership Strategies from Clint Hurdle

1. Leadership never takes a day off. You have to model leadership every single day. Actions matter a lot more than your words. Everyday repetition is critical. 2. Players have to trust you before you can coach them. Hurdle explained, … Continue reading

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Great Teams vs. Self Destructive Teams

Great Teams “Prepare for every game like you just lost your last game.” – Lon Kruger There is a difference between readiness and preparation; readiness doesn’t get it done. You must prepare – Marine boot camp philosophy “Treat people nice, … Continue reading

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Develop a Leader’s Mind

In business, you must realize brain excellence is your competitive advantage—for both you and your team. Your employees look to you to set the example, and many of them may be struggling with brain illnesses. More than half of the … Continue reading

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Richard Branson

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Nick Saban On What It Takes To Be Dominant

1. Dominating organizations often win the battle before it begins. 2. There is a competitive spirit in everything that they do. 3. There is a mental toughness–which is simply the ability to sustain. It’s delivering in tough times. How Good … Continue reading

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Vince Lombardi

Don’t just work harder than the next guy. Work harder than everybody else. Lombardi believed a person’s character is made up of small, everyday decisions to do the right thing, as well as larger prevailing traits, such as respect, humility … Continue reading

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The Importance of Leadership & Discipline

They made it through the grueling offseason conditioning program. They made it through spring practice, when the Ohio State Buckeyes got their first taste of playing for demanding coach Urban Meyer. From now until preseason camp starts in early August, … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Winston Churchill

Churchill’s first speech to the British people as PM laid out his program bluntly, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” He followed that with another speech shortly thereafter: “. . . we shall fight on … Continue reading

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