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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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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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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The Carolina Way: Dean Smith and Gerald D. Bell with John Kilgo

Summary: The Carolina Way is a detailed description and explanation of the philosophy that Dean Smith successfully executed at The University of North Carolina.  He was an incredible coach that was morally and ethically sound and had a teaching first perspective. The Carolina Way highlights team culture while applying those ideas and concepts to the […]

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