Monthly Archives: May 2013

Phil Jackson and Pat Riley – Superstar Management

What do Phil Jackson and Pat Riley have in common besides both once coaching the Los Angeles Lakers? They both took over NBA teams that already had superstars in place before their arrival as head coach. In Phil Jackson’s case, … Continue reading

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Self Empowerment by Terrell Owens?

On the surface, the idea of Terrell Owens being an inspiration seems contradictory.  Yes, he’s been called selfish, arrogant, and bad for a locker room. While there may be some truth to those descriptions, his phrase, I Love Me Some Me, … Continue reading

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The Pittsburgh Steelers – Stability Personified

Since 1969 the Pittsburgh Steelers have had only three Head Coaches – Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin.  Each coach has won one Super Bowl, and Chuck Noll has won  four of them. In comparison, another historic franchise, the … Continue reading

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Bill Walsh – Game Changer

While interviewing for a management position in libraries, I was asked the typical question of how did I see myself as a manager or how would I manage. My ingenious response was that I wanted to be like Bill Walsh. … Continue reading

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