Lines for Leaders: Texas Track Coach

Lines for Leaders - Texas Track Coach

In this “Lines for Leaders,” John Wooden cites a Texas track coach who gave unusually succinct advice to his runners; we can learn a lot from his approach.

Setting Limits: 15 Ways to Do More By Giving Ourselves Less

Setting Limits - 15 Ways to Do More By Giving Ourselves Less

Is having no limits really a good thing? We often find ourselves wishing that the limitations in our lives were gone.  We yearn for a mythical time when we can do whatever we want however we want for as long as we want.  Two things about this though:  1)  It’s never going to happen; and […]

The Golden Rule, With a Twist

The Golden Rule with a Twist

No written word nor spoken plea, Can teach your team what they should be, Nor all the books on all the shelves, It’s what the leader is himself. – from Wooden on Leadership The most powerful form of leading is personal example. It’s a simple idea. Be the way you want others to be. Do […]

Book Notes – Wooden on Leadership: Think Small

Book Notes - Wooden on Leadership

Why should leaders sweat the small stuff? Someone said that you shouldn’t “sweat the small stuff”  but based on what I just read, they have it all wrong.  Sometimes it’s the small things that can make all the difference.  If you want to be effective as a leader, there’s good reason why you should pay […]

Who are the Real Stars?

Teams Make Stars

We like to focus on the star – the one person who always seems to get it done. But if we zero in too closely on one star, we lose sight of the other points of light in the sky. The Chicago Bulls put five people on the court, not just Michael Jordan. Somebody has […]