Category: Leadership Development

Next Level Leadership

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,…
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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…
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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.

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 –…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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.”

Becoming an Influential Leader

Becoming an Influential Leader

What is an influential leader and how can I become one?  How and Why do people follow me, create a workplace where people want to work, and go the extra mile? How do I get my staff to work harder and make that extra phone call? How do I develop cohesive teams? Ultimately, the climate and culture is due…
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How to Cultivate Team Dynamics

How to Cultivate Team Dynamics

By now everyone knows that I was a long time athletic coach. I coached Division I Women’s College Basketball for 27 years. Everything I did while coaching was centered around cultivating teams and working with those team dynamics. I’ve now spent the last couple years cultivating team dynamics in corporate America. The way we assemble…
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