Author Archives: coachczes

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

by Heidi Grant Halvorson Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are ... Read More »

Preview: Post Season Evaluation Newsletter

by Scott Ginn, Better BasketballTo sign up for the Better Basketball Newsletter, go to   **This is a preview from the Better Basketball newsletter going out next week and don’t forget to check out our clinic schedule:**   Andrew Carnegie once said, “You may have to move tons of dirt to find a gold nugget, but when you start ... Read More »

10 Powerful “People Points” for Influencing Your Team

by Dr. Greg Shelley Leadership is all about influencing others . . . the words you speak, the look on your face, the actions you model, the effort and intensity you show, and your responses to the various situations you face. You are always influencing someone. With that said . . . How is your influence? As you honestly assess ... Read More »

Secrets of Positive Feedback

by Douglas R. Conant Have you ever noticed how a pat on the back makes you feel great for days? If the praise comes in handwritten or email form, maybe you frame the note and put it on your wall so it can lift you up on a tough day or help you feel more engaged at work. (Years of ... Read More »

Accomplishing the (seemingly) Impossible

By Harvey Mackay     A college student arrived a few minutes late for his final exam in mathematics.  The room was quiet, with everyone working hard, and the professor silently handed him the test.  It consisted of five math problems on the first page and two on the second.  The student sat down and began to work.  He solved the ... Read More »

Changes Worth Making

by John C Maxwell Comfort lulls us into complacency. We get accustomed to routine or familiar with a role, so we settle in. As leaders, we must relentlessly challenge ourselves not to let ease and security dissuade us from making the changes necessary to fulfill our vision. Perhaps the most difficult transition I chose to make as a leader came ... Read More »

Strategies For Getting Control of Stress

by John M Berardi The Art of De-Stressing One of my favorite quotes is this one: “The best time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” And while it’s true that the best time to relax is when you don’t have time for it, it’s also true that most North Americans have a mistaken view of relaxation.  ... Read More »

Establishing Core Values for Your Program

by Anson Dorrance, Head Coach – North Carolina Women’s Soccer There are certain principles of behavior that produce extraordinary results. People who make a living from studying what makes organizations excellent usually boil their consistent success down to the group living a powerful set of core values. So if you were to read “In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s ... Read More »

Championships and the Right Emotions

by Kevin Eastman, Assistant Coach – Boston Celtics and founder of Kevin Eastman Basketball ( All of us know that competition is often a very emotional experience. We experienced a very positive one when our team was able to raise the championship banner in the 2008 NBA World Championship ceremony. Those are the emotions that we all dream about and ... Read More »

13 Proven Strategies for Preparing the Top Dawg Team for the Postseason

by Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center Advantages: Talent, Belief that You Can Win, AuraDisadvantages: Expectations, Target on Your Back, Overconfidence Being a Top Dawg heading into the postseason means you certainly have a great chance to win it all. You’ve got the talent and one of the top regular season records going for you. Your team should believe it ... Read More »