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Monday, February 11, 2013


In 2008, Pat Williams, the GM of the Orlando Magic and a tremendous motivational speaker put out a book, "The Ultimate Coaches' Clinic." It is a fascinating book because of the style Pat utilized. He surveyed over 1000 coaches and administrators for insights to what is important to successfully do their job. It is a great book to own and I highly recommend it. Here are some thoughts from one of my heroes -- Kay Yow.

Your attitude is the key. Keep up your enthusiasm and optimism through the tough times.

Never criticize your players publicly.

Preparation and hard work are important.

Deal with your players with love and truth. That is how you win their confidence.

Help your players believe in themselves. Without confidence, people can’t perform.

Nobody follows a leader with just words. They hear it, but they must see it too. Then you’re in business. The leader sets the tone. A leader is a role model.

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