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4 Leadership Disciplines Worth Catching

Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza pitched his first no-hitter.  As many of you are probably aware, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan holds the record for the  most career no-hitters with seven.  However, I bet you don’t know who holds the record for catching the most no-hitters.  That honor would go to the […]

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7 Leadership Lessons From A NFL Executive

In the July 23rd edition of the USA Today, there is a great article on former head coach and current Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren. Holmgren is a great leader with a superlative resume. The following is a list of his accomplishments: 170-111 overall record in 17 years of coaching. 15 times finished first or second in his division. […]

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LeBron’s Supporting Cast: How To Build Around A Star

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley has already earned the 2010-11 NBA Executive Of The Year for signing the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.  However, he is showing equal genius in placing the complimentary parts around them with minimal resources available.  The following are his moves: Drafting 6-10 Dexter Pittman out of Texas, 6-9 Jarvis […]

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Leadership Skills of College Football Coaches

For sheer volume of information, nothing beats The Sporting News.  In the 2011 NFL Draft scouting section of the most recent edition, there were several leadership traits attributed to some well-known college coaches.  The following coaches were identified in alphabetical order: Randy Edsall, Connecticut – Great support staff around him. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa – Develops people […]

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LeBron James Chose To Be Unpopular…And We Love Him For It

Americans love villains.  It was a very famous movie villain, A Few Good Men’s Col. Nathan Jessup, who said “Deep down in places we don’t talk about at parties you want me on that wall!  You need me on that wall!”  Well, you’re wrong Col. Jessup.  We don’t mind talking about it at all. Last week, LeBron James did […]

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LeBron’s Economic Impact on Cleveland & 8 Lessons Leaders Should Learn

In these difficult economic times, it is understandable the angst that the community of Cleveland is currently feeling as a result of LeBron James’ decision to take his basketball talents to the Miami Heat.  This already economically depressed region is losing a lynchpin to any future financial vitality.  The following is the economic impact of LeBron’s departure as reported […]

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Top 15 Reasons Why LeBron Wishes He Would Have Stayed In Cleveland

With all the emotion surrounding LeBron James’ decision to sign with the Miami Heat, I thought it would be therapeutic for all of us to take a light-hearted look at what he would be thinking if he reconsidered and decided to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Quicken Loans just turned me down for that new home loan in Miami. […]

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