Managers & Supervisors; Teachers, Coaches, & Mentors – thoughts on Developing Employees

What am I?  Just a teacher – a member of one of the great professions in the world.   John Wooden, Wooden on Leadership “For a lot of employees, Starbucks is their first professional experience… So we try to figure out how to give our employees the self-discipline they didn’t learn in high school.” Quoted… Read More Managers & Supervisors; Teachers, Coaches, & Mentors – thoughts on Developing Employees

Coach Ron Washington-Bringing Out The Best, But Never Pretentious (Insight From Michael Lewis, Moneyball)

Quoted without comment, about Ron Washington, while he was the infield coach of the Oakland A’s: Ron Washington was the infield coach because he had a gift for making players want to be better than they were — though he would never allow himself such a pretentious thought. Michael Lewis, Moneyball, (p. 165). Go Rangers!

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

Coaching Anyone? – Some Practical Ideas You Can Use Right Now

Recently, I delivered my synopsis on the now classic Encouraging the Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Encouraging Others by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Pozner. From the book, here are the seven essentials of encouraging: 1.              Set clear standards 2.              Expect the best 3.              Pay attention 4.              Personalize recognition 5.              Tell the… Read More Coaching Anyone? – Some Practical Ideas You Can Use Right Now