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Double-cross the defence: double your big plays. Part 1

Note: Here’s why my plays are hand-drawn. Over half of my 40-year unpaid football coaching career happened pre-Internet. My entire 40-year coaching career was in a level of Football Poverty that has to be experienced to be believed.  I used a pen and paper to draw plays for three reasons: it saved time, got the […]

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The Adult-Child

“Hello.” “I’d like to speak to the coordinator.” “Speaking.” “My son wants to know how he can make-up a missed exam. He has to go to the islands for his sister’s wedding.” “Where’s your son?” “Right here.” “How old is he?” “22.” “Who are you?” “His mother.” “I can’t answer that question because it would […]

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Psychology of Leadership – Part 3: Heavy Lifting

Before leaving the workplace to become a full-time business owner, I used to hear absurd statements from so-called “leaders.” Here are two examples: “I have (X number of people) working under me.” “I have (X number of people) reporting to me.” “Leader” may be the most butchered word used in the English language. It is […]

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The Myth of Coincidences

Nothing just happens. Nothing happens automatically; we have to work to make it happen. And, nothing happens randomly. There are no coincidences, just connections. We all have a soul of a lifter, the potential to lift others, to earn the greatest reward of putting up ladders for others. Souls of lifters are connected, some in […]

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Psychology of Leadership – part 2

Do an honest inventory of your team, your organization, or your business and find out how much waste there really is. Not what you assume there is. Not what you guess there is. Not what you want to believe. Wasted time, wasted talent, wasted potential. How many people are coasting? How many are giving everything […]

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Psychology of Leadership – Part 1

Psychology of Leadership – Part 1 (excerpt from my new book to be released in 2012) Waste. Waste is the greatest threat to any team, any organization. Everything other threat is secondary. Wasted time, wasted talent, wasted potential. The psychology of leadership starts with waste management. Leadership theory is stuck deep in an abyss of […]

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Soul of a Lifter

About the Book Nothing just happens. Nothing happens automatically; we have to work to make it happen. And, nothing happens randomly. There are no coincidences, just connections. We all have a soul of a lifter, the potential to lift others, to earn the greatest reward of putting up ladders for others. Souls of lifters are […]

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Fat loss part 3

I experienced childhood obesity. I know the struggle of fat loss. I lost fat on my own because I had to. There were no fitness coaches and we couldn’t afford one if there were. As it turned out, I have coached thousands on the football field and in the gym and I’ve come to a […]