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Coach K Keywords for Success: Care

Coach K Keywords for Success: Care “When you care about one another and about your purpose, you are compelled to put your feelings into action.” Coach K Care is unconditional. When you show genuine care for another person, you are concerned for their well-being in good times and bad. Care is vital to... Read More >>

Sara Blakely: Redefining Failure

Sara Blakely: Redefining Failure Sara Blakely, the inventor and founder of Spanx, has built a unique culture in which “Oops” moments are welcomed and even celebrated by everyone at Spanx. Unlike a lot of leaders and executives nowadays, Sara is very adamant about empowering employees to... Read More >>

Coach K: Lessons on Failure from West Point

Coach K: Lessons on Failure from West Point “Failure is merely a stepping-stone on your journey to greatness.” Coach K   During Coach K’s high school years, he stuck to what came naturally – school work, basketball, and leadership. He did not test himself with challenges outside of his comfort zone.... Read More >>

Scooter Braun – Keep Swinging

Scooter Braun – Keep Swinging Scooter Braun, the CEO & Founder of SB Projects LLC, attributes the source of his belief in himself to others. That is, his self-belief was given to him by others. It was given to him by his mother, father, grandparents, and others in his community who instilled... Read More >>

Coach K – “I believe in you”

Coach K – “I believe in you” “I believe in you.”   Those four words serve as a powerful tool in all forms of leadership, often bringing out the best in a team, employee, or family member. When you say this to someone, you are taking away a certain level of anxiety that comes from feeling... Read More >>

General Martin Dempsey’s lessons on feedback

General Martin Dempsey’s lessons on feedback General Martin Dempsey recently retired as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs after 41 years in the United States Army and now is a professor at Duke University and Chairman of USA Basketball, among many other things. General Dempsey is an expert in leadership and puts an... Read More >>

Coach K: The Importance of Communication

Coach K: The Importance of Communication “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. Communication does not always occur naturally, and must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one. The most crucial element of communicating is telling the truth.” Coach K You might think... Read More >>

Coach K’s Keywords for Success: Integrity

Coach K’s Keywords for Success: Integrity “Integrity means doing the right thing whether you are alone or with a group, doing the right thing no matter what the rewards or the consequences may be. It means putting your base of ethics into action. It takes strength of character to have integrity.”  Coach K... Read More >>