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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Professional Development: More From A Step Up 2017

Professional Development: Golden Nuggets from A STEP UP A Step Up 2017 was overwhelmingly insightful in terms of all that a young coach could learn. For our third Professional Development post we wanted to share some reminders and new “golden nuggets” from the symposium. Thanks to all of the presenters for contributing!  ATL Dream Practice: […]

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Professional Development: Pro Scout School – Quick Hitter Take Aways

On July 10th and 11th I (Megan) attended TPG Sport’s Pro Scout School in Las Vegas. It was an incredible event with current and former NBA scouts, executives, coaches and trainers sharing their knowledge on the game and the league. From international scouting to salary cap information and elite player development it was a great […]

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Book Review: Death by Meeting

Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni “Bad meetings exact a toll on the human beings who must endure them, and this goes far beyond mere momentary dissatisfaction. Bad meetings, and what they indicate and provoke in an organization, generate real human suffering in the form of anger, lethargy, and cynicism. And while this certainly has […]

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