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Most Popular Posts of May 2010

I want to thank everyone who took the time to read the posts I have been submitting the last month.  New strategies have been implemented  and we have had good response.  Once again, thank you and feel free to join in on the leadership conversations. The following were my 5 most read posts during the month of May.  In […]

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The Two Most Exciting Words…

The two most exciting words in sports is “Game 7”.  On Thursday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in the 7th game of this year’s NBA Finals.  As I watched the game and listened to the analysis throughout, several leadership principles became apparent that can be learned from when we want to elevate either our personal or […]

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Leadership Quotes From Game 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ2Xv6iVRpw 72% of all individuals who earn six figure incomes describe themselves as avid sports fans.  It really makes sense when you think about.  Sports is similar to the world they live in.  It is competitive, requires teamwork, overcoming adversity, preparation, aligned leadership, in-game adjustments, compensation issues, and ultimately it’s measurable.  Somebody wins and somebody […]

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Options – 4 Practices That Can Change Your Life

As I watch the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers in this year’s NBA Finals, it is quite noticeable that Boston has four legitimate offensive weapons while the Lakers have only Kobe Bryant and Pao Gasol. If the Celtics hold on and win the series it will be because they have more options than the […]

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How Bad Teams Become Great – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we looked at three NFL (www.nfl.com) teams who had an exceptional season sandwiched between two disappointing ones.  The objective of these posts is to identify the success links that these teams had in common needed to produce that great season and are necessary for our organizations to have a much-needed performance spike. Six links […]

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How Bad Teams Become Great – Part 1

In November 2009 I wrote two posts on Why Good Teams Go Bad (http://briandoddonleadership.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/why-good-teams-go-bad-part-1/) which was a study of NFL (www.nfl.com) teams that were 13-3 or better one year and experienced a losing record the next. What was interesting was that three of those teams had losing records prior to the one great year.  In other words – a bad season, then a great […]

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5 Things I Think About The NBA Playoffs & Leadership

As we head into the NBA Finals on Thursday, I can’t wait for this series.  There are so many historically compelling story lines.  I love the emotional intensity in which the Celtics play with and how that will contrast against the skillful poetry of the Lakers triangle offense.  As we approach the conclusion of these playoffs, […]

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Getting Through Tough Times

There is a great article today on www.si.com discussing why Joe Girardi is a great fit for the New York Yankees. In essence, he can handle the pressure of the New York spotlight because he is unflappable, all business and has a calm demeanor. That got me to thinking… We all face high pressure situations […]

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Adding Leaders: Insights from the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs Draft

On Monday, April 26th in Peter King’s great column Monday Morning QB (http://rss.cnn.com/rss/si_peter_king.rss) he noted that five of the seven Kansas City Chief 2010 draft picks were captains of the college teams. They were: Eric Berry of the Tennessee Volunteers who was also the best defensive player in the draft not named Suh. Dexter McCluster […]

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