What we can learn about Corporate Training Programs from The King’s Speech

The King had a speech deficiency.  He spoke poorly.  He stammered.  Badly.  He needed to speak well.  His people needed him to speak well.  And he took the steps (the many, many hours of steps!) to learn how to speak better.  And then, he spoke better.  Maybe not perfectly – but noticeably better. Yes, I’m… Read More What we can learn about Corporate Training Programs from The King’s Speech

“One Job of the Coach is to Correct,” says Randy – “I Don’t Agree,” says Cheryl… Time for Some Dialogue

Coach: a : a large usually closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having doors in the sides and an elevated seat in front for the driver a : a private tutor b : one who instructs or trains <an acting coach>; especially : one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and directs team… Read More “One Job of the Coach is to Correct,” says Randy – “I Don’t Agree,” says Cheryl… Time for Some Dialogue

From Roger Staubach to Title IX Babies – Athletic Endeavor Really Can Lead to Business Success

Legendary is not a strong enough word.  Here in Dallas, whatever punch the word “legendary” carries, it is not enough to describe the name Roger Staubach.  The winner of two Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys, Roger Staubach is simply the man.  And his success on the field carried over into a vast Real Estate… Read More From Roger Staubach to Title IX Babies – Athletic Endeavor Really Can Lead to Business Success

We Could All Use A Coach Or A Good Secretary (Or A Nagging Mother) – We Need All The Cajoling We Can Get

(You might call this post “a lament for the good old days.”) Here’s an inescapable truth.  The really good athletes are that good because they have a coach yelling at them to “stay focused,” day after day after day after day…  Oh, there are a few exceptions:  Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan – athletes who would… Read More We Could All Use A Coach Or A Good Secretary (Or A Nagging Mother) – We Need All The Cajoling We Can Get

Wisdom from Coach Wooden: “A coach is someone who can give correction without creating resentment.”

Well, this is “coaches day” on our blog.  Bob Morris told this terrific story of Bear Bryant.  Here’s a little John Wooden, who just celebrated his 99th birthday.. First, a few reminders about John Wooden’s record: • 10 national championships (a record) • seven in a row (a record) • 88 consecutive victories (a record) • 38… Read More Wisdom from Coach Wooden: “A coach is someone who can give correction without creating resentment.”