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Nick Saban, Tua Tagovailoa, And The Most Courageous Decision A Leader Can Make

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There is a decision which leaders must periodically make which ultimately defines their level of success.  Few leaders, however, are courageous enough to make it. Last evening, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 to give head coach Nick Saban his sixth national championship.  The game will be remembered for Coach Saban’s halftime […]

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8 Habits Of Highly Successful Teams

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Leaders desperately want to build great teams.  They want to be part of great teams.  Leaders want to recruit great talent to their great teams.  Most importantly, leaders want to implement a system which will guarantee sustained success.  Leaders want to lead championship teams.  The question is how do you do it? This weekend, five-time […]

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19 Things The Best Leaders Know About Performing Under Pressure

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“To me what separates really good players from great players – executive well under pressure.  The biggest game.  The biggest stage.  That’s what playing quarterback is all about.” – T0m Brady This weekend is Rivalry Weekend in college football.  This weekend will establish legacies and create memories that last generations.  Eight of the top ten teams […]

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23 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Nick Saban, James Franklin, Mark Richt And Others

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The world of sports provides leaders some of their greatest leadership insights.  Sports requires teamwork, preparation, coaching, effort, people skills, overcoming adversity, continual improvement and dealing with winning and losing.  Most importantly, sports provides immediate feedback and measurable results.  Sports is not subjective.  Someone either wins and loses. 23 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Nick […]

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15 Leadership Lessons From Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher and Others from College Football’s Opening Weekend

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Yes, football season is upon which means it is time to learn from some of the world’s greatest leaders.  With the launch of college football seasons, the ESPN pregame shows provided us some incredible insights. The following are 15 Leadership Lessons From Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher and Others from College Football’s Opening Weekend: […]

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Nick Saban’s 11 Lessons On Successful Teamwork

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I love reading books on great coaches.  What I find fascinating about coaches is they lead high-capacity individuals in high-profile, high-stress environments which are immediately measurable.  Coaches have to deal with preparation, conflict, overcoming adversity, in-game adjustments, talent evaluation, multi-millionaire players, billionaire owners and how to deal with success and failure. Some of my favorite […]

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59 College Football Championship Coaching Lessons From Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Urban Meyer And Chris Peterson

On December 31st, I wrote the following – Today, the 2016 college football play-offs begin!  The four teams involved – Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Clemson Tigers, and Washington Huskies – each have incredible head coaches leading their respective programs.  Earlier today, ESPN College Gameday gave an in-depth look at each game as well […]

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Free Ebook On The Coaching Brilliance Of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban

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Fox Sports’ Joe Klatt once made an interesting observation.  He said and I’m paraphrasing, “We are wasting Nick Saban on coaching.  He needs to be doing something like running for president.”  What Joe was saying is Nick’s philosophy of leadership, organizational capabilities, personnel development, commitment to excellence, and legendary “Process” are at historic levels and […]

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