Power of Positivity

We all experience adversity in our lives – both personally and professionally. The mindset with which we tackle those moments – from the onset – can determine where we “land”. Miller (pictured above) is my 8-year old daughter and youngest of…

Keys to Overcoming Adversity

The chemistry of a sports team is usually great when things are going right. However, a team’s true colors show when adversity strikes. Injuries, losses and other setbacks can lead to frustration and in-fighting if not handled properly. If the…

A Tale of Two Cities

This week’s Super Bowl LI was a tale of two teams from cities with drastically different histories in professional sports. Atlanta, owner of 1 professional championship (Atlanta Braves – 1995) in its 167 seasons across all of its major sports…

17 Visionary Head Coaches

When it comes to team sports, the football head coach position may be the most complex and difficult to perfect. A head football coach – like any effective leader – must first establish the right foundation, culture and vision for…

Are Your Employees “All In”?

How committed are you to your team’s goals? Can your employees feel your passion? Do they know what you expect of them? Is everyone on the same page? How do you know? As we wrap up this year’s college football…

Cubs Win! Leadership Alignment Was Key.

One hundred and eight years. That’s how long the Chicago Cubs’ championship drought lasted before winning the 2016 World Series title this past week. Many theories abound as to why it took so long to end the drought, from the…

Leadership Begins with Values

For the first 8.5 years of my professional career, I worked for a company whose principal focus was assisting organizations with solidifying the civility of their workplace. The company takes a top-down approach to helping its clients establish great places…

Judging Talent and Predicting Success

1)    Identify What You Want to Assess/Evaluate “In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.” – Bill Gates I have coached sports teams for…

Olympics Competition: Going for the Gold

There is no bigger team than one’s country. In the Olympics, amateur and professional athletes alike clamor at the opportunity to represent their nation on the world’s biggest sports stage every four years. Whether competing individually or as part of…

Coastal Carolina: A Cinderella Story

Last week, the glass slipper fit. It was a storybook ending to this year’s College Baseball World Series, as the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers’ improbable run reached its summit with a 4-3 win over the University of Arizona in the third…