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…

What the NFL Draft Tells Us

We are in the heart of the 2016 NFL draft, one of the most publicized sporting events each year. Every major “player” covering the sport, whether it’s ESPN, Sports Illustrated, or Bleacher Report, makes predictions regarding what the draft order…

March Madness Finale: Anatomy of Two Coaches and Programs

Jay Wright versus Roy Williams. Villanova versus University of North Carolina. Let’s break down the differences in these coaches and teams. Jay Wright is in his 15th season as Villanova’s head coach, having been an assistant for Rollie Massimino, head…