August 5, 2014

PULL POTENTIAL OUT OF PEOPLE

When people are trying to skirt an issue or are considering themselves slick and able to fool others, even if what they are doing and their motives are easily understandable, I like to remind them that, “Even if your head is in the sand, that doesn’t mean that your butt isn’t showing.’ I like to help get people’s head out of the sand and make them confront what needs to be confronted. I like them to face what needs to […]
August 5, 2014

ACCOUNTABILITY IS A TWO-WAY STREET

ACCOUNTABILITY IS A TWO-WAY STREET: IF YOU HOLD OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE, BE WILLING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. NO ONE IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. Have you been following along the Accountability discussion? What does Accountability mean to you? Get it figured out and join the discussion.
August 5, 2014

GREAT TEAMS ARE THE PRODUCT OF PICKING THE RIGHT PLAYERS

In any organization – whether it is athletic team, company, public service board, school administration, military unit … or any other type of group – the people within that organization are its most important and valuable resource. Having the right players and right employees is a trait of great organizations. One of the nine Gold Medal Strategies that I speak and right about – which I teach – is “Great Teams Are the Product of Picking the Right Players.” “Great […]
September 18, 2014

NOT NECESSARILY THE BEST PLAYERS—BUT THE RIGHT ONES

Here is a segment, titled, “Not Necessarily the Best Players – But the Right Ones,” from Chapter 5 of Gold Medal Strategies: Among all the spoken lines and quotes that popular media and art has rendered and produced concerning the 1980 men’s U.S. Olympic hockey team, perhaps the dialogue that most intrigues managers and coaches, and which they find most useful, is a conversation in the movie Miracle that takes place between U.S. team assistant coach Craig Patrick (played by […]