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The Leadership of Bobby Cox Part 2

In a continuing effort to capture the leadership qualities of Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox in this his final year, I want to reference an article written in the May 24, 2010 edition of The Sporting News. Writer Steve Greenberg captures incredible insights into Cox’s personality by those closest to him. Read the comments listed below […]

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The Leadership of Bobby Cox Part 1

As many of you know, this is Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox’s final year of managing.  Over the next several months, there will be several articles written and many words spoken about this incredible leader.  As the tributes come in, we should all stop and capture the key learnings we can take from the man who has […]

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10 Positive Mid-Year Thoughts

Everywhere you look or listen, there is plenty of bad news to go around.  However, with this being the final weekend of the first half of 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the positive things I’ve noticed or experienced so far this year.  Father’s Day – My wife and […]

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5 Leadership Lessons From The NBA Draft

Three of the most uneventful hours in television have become the annual NBA Draft.  That’s sad because for years it was one of my favorite events of the year.  However, with so many players coming out early who are unknown and unprepared, the drama of the draft has all but diminished. That being said, we can still take away […]

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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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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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