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…

How They Did It: Denver Broncos Stage Upset

I am a firm believer that – in order for any organization to be successful – leadership must clearly articulate what its vision is and how to execute on it. Everyone from the top down must be on board, both…

Tell a Veteran “Thank You!”

Selfless. Humble. Respectful. Dutiful. These are just a few of the many words that describe our Military Veterans. They give of themselves for our country, follow orders without reservation and call their comrades in arms “brother”. Entering into this brotherhood…

The Power of Authenticity

The afternoon of October 8, my wife Elizabeth called and shared with me the most unfortunate news…her first cousin Tedford – whom she had grown up with and adored – passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age…