Here are just a few great quotes from Don Yaeger's book "Great Teams:"
"Motivation is short, but inspiration lasts a lifetime."
"Great competitors focus on daily improvement, with the mind-set to win each and every day."
"I think every leader must have a heart of service."
"I believe in winning the day and looking for small victories for my players, whether a great play in practice, a passing grade on an exam, or a personal best in the weight room. I use these opportunities to reinforce behavior that was consistent with the culture I wanted to build."
"Promising something like playing time, is setting up disappointment and a breakdown of trust."
"How your team complements each other is just as important as their individual skill sets."
"When communication breaks down, mistrust and bad attitudes begin to develop. I remain in constant communication with my players and staff to ensure they are all on the same page."
"Great teams know how to listen in a meeting and understand when feedback is required."
"My practices are called the 'competitive cauldron' because of my focus on competition and punishing pace."
"A shared culture will quickly show the new team member how he is expected to act...Personal agendas are not tolerated within the standards of a strong organization."
"A talented team will gie its best work every day, no matter what."