Stay True To Yourself As A Leader – Courage and Grit

It’s easy to say, hard to do.

The further you climb up the ladder, there is more expected from you as a leader. Changing your title, new skill sets are needed and required – more is expected.

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Is it the Kids Who Have Changed?

The millennial generation is a common topic of discussion and on the minds of many coaches, teachers and employers.  Many people I have spoken to recently, say the conversation is getting old and stale. The general consensus from the public is that kids today are lacking – they avoid hard work, make excuses, they are entitled, and they take things for granted. The frustration is rampant and many are trying to crack the code with solutions, ideas and countless hours of training. Instead, conversations should be around leading and managing a multi-generational workplace where there are 5 generations in the workplace.

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Leadership Lessons from a Final Four Coach

Leadership styles were on display during the NCAA Final Four last month. Getting to a Final Four as a coach and player is the ultimate goal. There are leadership lessons that every coach at this level has in common.

How did their teams manage to get to a final four? While everyone has different styles, every final four coach has a similar big picture approach. What is the big picture for your team and organization? What is your vision? Have you taken the time to really nail down your strategy and message to your stakeholders?

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How to Survive and Advance For Leaders

March Madness was inspiring watching teams compete and reaching the pinnacle of success in the coaching profession. Every leader, coach, or business should watch how these high-performing teams survive and advance. It’s eye opening and it should motivate you to have a game plan to strive for your own pinnacle of success in life, your career or in business. Read more

My Leadership Lessons From Coaching in Sweet 16’s

March Madness is the best time of year for anyone. Coaching college basketball for 27 years, allowed me to have multiple opportunities to coach my teams to Sweet 16’s. There is nothing better than preparing your team, celebrating with your fans, and traveling to the semi-final and regional games. Read more

Competition in the Workplace

Competition in the Workplace

March Madness is here and as a college basketball coach for 27 years, my biggest competitor was always myself. When I was younger, I was so driven and strived to consistently improve on my own results.  Today, I coach clients on how they can compete – against themselves, against metrics, and against other competitors – in order to grow and sustain their business. Read more

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Handling Stress and Pressure with Grace

Having the ability to handle stress and pressure with grace is a critical skill for anyone, especially if you are in leadership. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how we react to these situations. There are so many life experiences that can happen from tragedies, at work or home and for many it’s how we react, as far as our emotions.

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What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

In working with executives, and also from my own experience, what got you in that chair won’t get you up another rung in the ladder. There are many things one must do to deserve a promotion and take the next step in our careers and business.

Marshall Goldsmith wrote the book, “What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There”, which I read while coaching at the University of Minnesota. I read this book after going to the Final 4 with my team and I knew what got me there, wouldn’t keep me there. This book helped me understand and to continue evolving as a leader and coach and to continue finding new ways to sustain success in an ever-changing arms race of college athletics.

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3 Ways to Help Your Team Reach Their Full Potential

I am constantly asked by leaders, coaches, entrepreneurs, managers, and others how they can get the most out of their teams.  As an ON Point leader, there are many different ways to get your team to perform to their full potential.  The old school way was being negative, authoritative, and in your face – those days are gone.  The power of positivity – is POWERFUL! Leadership in the 21st century is cultivating, caring, and nurturing your people and teams. When this happens, you will get more out of your team than they ever expected.  It’s the ON Point leaders responsibility to lead their team from the strongest to the weakest link in become a high performing team. Read more

Grace Under Fire

Exhibit Grace Under Fire

As an ON Point leader, one must model Grace Under Fire. This is a critical skill and it also happens to be the first chapter in my book, “ON Point.

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