11 Reasons Why Mike Jones is Elite

11 Reasons Why Mike Jones is Elite

I’m so thankful that I can call DeMatha’s Mike Jones, a friend and mentor. Working for him for 6 years (2010-16) was incredibly impactful for me. He is as good as any coach/leader I’ve been around. Coach Jones took over for Morgan Wootten in 2002. At the time of his...

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13 Qualities of a Great Leader

13 Qualities of a Great Leader

I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with, learn from, and talk shop with countless Hall-of-Fame basketball coaches over my career.  From dinners with Bobby Knight & Hubie Brown, to watching Coach K & John Calipari run practice, to meeting John...

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3 Ways to Utilize Meetings the Way Elite Coaches Use Time-outs

3 Ways to Utilize Meetings the Way Elite Coaches Use Time-outs

“We will continue to hold these meetings until we figure out why no work is getting done!” They say behind every good joke is the truth. Many businesses spend way too much time in meetings. Hell, I’ve heard of people holding meetings to plan other meetings! Raise your...

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6 Steps to Mastering Tough Conversations

6 Steps to Mastering Tough Conversations

“Confrontation is simply meeting the truth head on.” – Coach K Whether it’s with an employee, a colleague, spouse, or one of your children, tough conversations are something all of us have to have, but none of us like to have. True leaders know how vital it is to tell...

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3 Incredibly Impactful Life Lessons

3 Incredibly Impactful Life Lessons

I had the distinct honor to give the commencement speech at Gaithersburg High School’s 2018 graduation. Here is a slightly shortened version of what I shared: “I’m honored to have this opportunity to share 3 impactful lessons to hopefully help you write the next...

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5 R’s to Make 2019 Remarkable

5 R’s to Make 2019 Remarkable

Relax: Make the time to enjoy some quiet and breath (literally and figuratively). Get away from digital distractions and fully decompress mentally, emotionally and physically. Rid yourself of jealousy, self-doubt and grudges. Like Elsa sang in Frozen, “Let it go! Let...

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4 Steps to Organizational Success

4 Steps to Organizational Success

Houses are built on strong foundations. And so are successful businesses. Whether you’re a small, brand new start-up or a large, veteran company, I recommend you follow this 4-Step process to create the type of culture that produces sustained results: Step 1:...

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3 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Answer

3 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Answer

What is the most important factor in whether or not an entrepreneur will be successful? I have been very fortunate to have closely observed many of the best basketball players in the world… guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant. And I’ve...

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