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NCAA® March Madness® Office Etiquette

I was going to do one of these myself, but then I read this and figured why reinvent the wheel?!?!? The original link is at So without further, adieu… March Madness is always an exciting time for NCAA basketball fans, but keeping your cool on the job while keeping up with your favorite teams isn’t always a lay-up. If ... Read More »

6 Ways to Go Beyond Talent

John Maxwell Company

BY THE JOHN MAXWELL COMPANY Throughout the past month, we have been highlighting ways leaders can go beyond talent. The reality is: “As long as there are people in the world, there will be plenty of talent. What’s missing are people who have made the choices necessary to maximize their talent. Employers are really looking for talent-plus people.” 1 Each ... Read More »

The Score Takes Care of Itself

The Score Takes Care of Itself

The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh The trademark of a well-led organization in sports or business is that it’s virtually self-sustaining and self-directed – almost autonomous. To put it in a more personal way, if your staff doesn’t seem fully mobilized and energized until you enter the room, if they require your presence to carry on at ... Read More »

3 Commitments Every Successful Basketball Team Must Make

by Rick Torbett as posted on the Better Basketball Tribe Website In a previous post, we mentioned the importance of visioneering and highlighted this quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity ... Read More »

You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned

You Haven't Taught Until They Have Learned

You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned by Swen Nater & Ronald Gallimore Immediately after accepting the head coaching position at UCLA in 1948, Coach Wooden began to employ an organized research and development system, which allowed him to make substantial improvements each year in how he taught basketball. Read More »

Positive Coaching

Positive Coaching

Positive Coaching by Jim Thompson It’s interesting to note that often the greatest teachable moments happen after the season is over, when players are listening carefullyto hear what the coach is going to say about them and each of their teammates. Read More »

How You Can Benefit from All Your Stress

by Heidi Grant Halvorson You are stressed — by your deadlines, your responsibilities, your ever-increasing workload, and your life in general. If you are like me, you even stress about how much stress you’re feeling — worrying that it is interfering with your performance and possibly taking years off of your life. This might sound a little crazy, but what ... Read More »