Category Archives: LaKo’s Lessons

Celebrating or Looting?

When a school or city wins a major sporting event and fans tear down the city, it is called a celebration. But, when we express ourselves in the same fashion as those celebrating sports championships, we’re looting and called thugs. Continue reading

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What’s your work ethic after you face disappointment?

How you respond to disappointment says more about you than your employer. Let your work ethic guide your response. Continue reading

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Tiger’s Win is the Audacity of Hope

On April 14, 2019, Tiger won his 5th Masters Tournament. His first major win since 2008. During that time, Tiger experienced incredible lows. From his then wife hitting his car with a golf club because of adultery, very public admission … Continue reading

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Know Your Worth

I really like this quote from Reggie Jackson because it doesn’t have the usual pretense of you should just do it for the love of the game, to support your teammates and be loyal to team and fans nonsense. Whereas … Continue reading

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Knute Rockne on Leaders

You really cannot lead if you are just like everyone else – part of the flock. Transformational and aspirational leaders are comfortable in their own skin, making those tough, unpopular decisions. They may even intentionally stand alone to resist the … Continue reading

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LaKo’s Lesson of the Month: Leadership

In other words, leadership is an action word, a verb. You can study it, but you cannot become one, a leader, until you are actually leading. And leading is different from managing. Managers maintain the status quo. Leaders challenge that … Continue reading

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The Official Black Panther Playlist

Many athletes have a musical playlist that gets them pumping before the big game. If you’re like me, you have quite a few playlists that you use to get your mind right for work. Not that we need a playlist … Continue reading

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LaKo’s Lesson of the Month: New Beginnings

At first glance, new beginnings seems like something more appropriate for January when every one is making new year’s resolutions of all the changes they wish to make. Actually, if I had thought of it then, I would have made … Continue reading

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Why Athletes Shouldn’t Stick to Sports 

Hold on to your hats cause for some of you the next sentence will be shocking. Professional athletes are not only real people, human beings, but in most cases they are citizens of the United States. I know, take a … Continue reading

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Select Competition: We like competition except in the real world

In the U.S., we love sports. Sports is all about competition. It can be argued that we love sports more than we love God. Football is the national pastime as well as foremost religion. The one thing you can count … Continue reading

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