Category Archives: Management Lessons

Lessons from the world of sports that can be used in leadership and management positions.

Nike just keeps doing it. This time with the hijab.

On International Women’s Day, Nike announced that it was developing a sports hijab, Nike Pro Hijab for Muslim women athletes that should be available in spring 2018. In last year’s Olympic Games, Ibtihaj Muhammad made headlines for being the first American to … Continue reading

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Leaders Take Care of Good Employees, Managers Don’t

“If a guy underperforms, you get rid of him. If a guy overperforms, you take care of  him.” – Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers I cannot agree more with this quote from Antonio Brown. When I was in management, … Continue reading

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On Any Given Sunday

The Broncos defeated the Panthers in what to me was an upset. While I’ve always been a fan of Peyton Manning going back to his days at Tennessee, I thought the Panthers had the momentum coming into this game. I, … Continue reading

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There’s A New Sheriff in Town

There have been quite a few head coach changes recently in college football. Mark Richt from Georgia went to Miami. Tony Hughes, coordinator for Mississippi State went to Jackson State University. Kirby Smart, coordinator for Alabama is going to Georgia. … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Work Team

As I get ready to select my NFL fantasy team, I started thinking how lovely it would be if I could do this in real life at my place of employment. There are at least 3-4 former colleagues that i … Continue reading

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Who you calling old?

Over the weekend, Serena Williams won her 6th Wimbledon title at the ripe age of 33 years old. In the past, most women would be retired by now and if not, they certainly wouldn’t be ranked as WTA’s #1 player. … Continue reading

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Arthur Blank Blanked Up

Right before the Atlanta Falcons last game of the season, a game that had they won, they would be playing this weekend in the playoffs, Arthur Blank let it be known that he had hired a firm to look for … Continue reading

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