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- Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen
Former Raiders Hall of Fame owner Al Davis loved watching NCAA Woman’s basketball. He loved how they played the game, knew all the players and was as informed about the match-ups each week. He knew all the coaches; he knew their strengths and weakness, and most of all, he adored Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee. And why not? Summitt won eight National Championships, 1,098 games over her career. Summitt was not a great woman’s coach; she was a tremendous coach period. Summitt was a great leader of people, if she had chosen business over basketball; her company would have a similar success. Read The Rest
- Bill Belichick's #1 Job Everyday Is To Monitor And Maintain His Culture
As Ray Bradbury tells us today, the quickest way to destroy the building of a culture is to stop reading, stop learning, and stop being curious. As a coach or leader, one of your many job requirements each day is to check the culture. Most people feel Bill Belichick’s role as the leader of the Patriots is to come up with new plays, or new players; however, his number one job is to monitor and maintain his culture continually. If he lets his culture slip just a little bit, then it will not matter what new plays he might have, or what new players he can add to the team. Read The Rest
- Burn The Boat
“The Art Of War,” which is an ancient Chinese military treatise, written by military strategist Sun Tzu. The book may focus on war—however, it helps us battle our number one opponent: ourselves. We often are the biggest obstacle when it comes to achieving success or failure. How we manage ourselves is vital to helping us lead others. Read The Rest
- Get A Notebook
In February of 1991, Bill Belichick walked into the Browns facility on Bagley Road in Berea, Ohio and handed a piece of paper in his smallish perfectly straight printing that described exactly the kind of football team he wanted to build in Cleveland. The thin-lined, three-ring border paper essentially was the beginning of the Browns Way, which manifested into the Patriot Way some ten years later. The words read “big, fast, athletic, mentally tough, capable of playing in any weather and can control the middle of the field.” Simple, precise, and well thought out. Clearly, Belichick spent many years thinking like a head coach. Read The Rest
- Michael Jordan Never Had To Be Told To "Play Harder"
When I hear a coach scream from the sideline during a game “play harder,” I cringe. I’m sure the same happens when a person in a leadership position tells the staff, “we have to work harder.” We all know playing or working hard is required for any successful job performance. If a job applicant proclaims to you, he or she will work hard if they get the job, smile, and say, we all work hard. Working hard is required like a hammer is required for any carpenter. Working hard is not a benefit, or add on; it’s part of the job. Read The Rest
- How Strong Is Your Why?
Bill Walsh once said, “When your why is strong enough, you will figure out how.” How strong is your why? How strong is your passion for growth, for learning, for improving? Are you willing to go the extra mile? Some are, some are not sure, and some don’t care. Read The Rest
- Invarient Strategy
The “invariant strategy” applies to a team when the execution of their game plan is at such a high level it does not matter if the opponent knows what is coming They know it’s coming, and they cannot do anything about it. Read The Rest
- Working At Nike: A Culture of Just Do It
While Knight was building a cohesive culture in Beaverton, Oregon, he needed core principles that the team could adhere to and follow. Many working at Nike adopted these fifteen core values the company flourished on.Read The Rest
Whenever a season begins we always hear coaches/teachers/leaders have to answer questions about the expectations for the year. An example question: Based on last years improvement, how much growth do you expect? Many skirt the issue of expectations altogether, in part never answering the question due to not wanting to place a bulls-eye on their back. Read The Rest
- Wizard of Westwood
How could we have The Daily Coach without mentioning the late great UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and everything he has mastered when it comes to teaching. Wooden's principles on teaching, leading, and serving have withstood the test of time, regardless of sport, gender, or generation. One of the best Wooden stories ever told is a tremendous reminder for all coaches, teachers, leaders, and change agents.Read The RestTo help us get better and continue to better serve you, we would really appreciate if you would take a quick 2 minutes of your time to answer a few short questions so we can work to grow and improve The Daily Coach!Please Take Our Quick Survey