Book Excerpts: Sleep Smarter

Shawn Stevenson’s new book, Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success, has awesome sleep and living tips for anyone looking to attack every day with a fully rested body and mind. It’s great for athletes and coaches a like, and is sure to offer tips […]

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Eastern Kentucky University SWA: Rachel Park – Her Journey & Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table

Contributing Writer: Mercer University’s Assistant Director of The Mercer Athletic Foundation, Allie Ware (@allieware22) Rachel Park’s journey to becoming a Senior Women’s Administrator (SWA) is one that she didn’t expect. Rachel graduated from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2006 with a degree in communications. After graduating, she attended the University of Louisville to obtain her […]

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Book Excerpts: Rejection Proof

Rejection stinks but is a necessary part of life that can lead to success, if you have the right perception of it. Jia Jiang, author of Rejection Proof, decided he was done with letting the fear of rejection stop him from doing things he wanted to do. In order to overcome his fear, he decided […]

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Skylar Bareford: SWA and Assistant Coach at Greenville University

Skylar Bareford is currently the Senior Woman Administrator and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. In addition to administration and coaching she also teaches in the Sport Management department. Coach Bareford has helped lead the Greenville Panthers to a 15-1 conference record, overall record of 21-6, and 4th place finish in […]

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Book Excerpts: Option B

Option B was written by Author and COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. After losing her husband unexpectedly she wanted to share her perspective on how she handled extreme adversity through her loss and how you can help those who are coping with difficult situations. Her words about what to say to those going through difficult […]

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QUICK HITS – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Patrick Lencioni In this leadership fable, Lencioni outlines five common dysfunctions that teams face: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention to Results Below is a summary of Lencioni’s five dysfunctions as well as ways to overcome them. Absence […]

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QUICK HITS: Definition of Success, John Wooden

In this TED Talk, John Wooden, the late UCLA Men’s Basketball Coach, speaks about his definition of success: piece of mind only attained through self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable. His definition of success, as well as one of his guiding principles, is based upon never […]

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Grit: Angela Duckworth

After years and years of research Angela Duckworth argues that the number one character trait to success is Grit. Which makes one ask, is Grit innate or is it developed? For any coach or teacher the answer to that question can dramatically change your teaching philosophy. In her book and her famous TED Talk, Duckworth […]

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Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long Term Fulfillment by George Leonard

As coaches we often hear and preach the “process” over the result. Mastery by George Leonard takes that even further and helps us to understand more that the journey is the reward. Great knowledge nuggets are below on mastery, practice, focus and fulfillment. “… perhaps we’ll never know how far the path can go, how […]

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QUICK HITS: What it Takes to be a Great Leader, Roselinde Torres

  Despite an increase in leadership training, more than half of the companies that Roselinde Torres studied failed to create great leaders in the 21st century. In her TED Talk, Roselinde Torres explains three questions that leaders must ask themselves.

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