Category Archives: Management Lessons

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

Libraries need the Rooney Rule for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The National Football League’s Rooney Rule requires that an ethnic minority candidate be interviewed for each head coaching and general manager vacancy. It does not grant any preferential treatment other than getting an ethnic-minority in the door who would not … Continue reading

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If the shoe no longer fits….

By now most of us have heard about Zion Williamson’s exploding shoe. His exploding Nike shoe that is. This Adidas girl had to point that out cause, yeah, I’m petty. Moving on. In what was the Super Bowl of college … 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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White Men Continue to Fail Up

Last night I was watching the Miami and LSU game where the head coaches of each team looked very familiar. I couldn’t immediately remember their names or where they coached previously. I haven’t followed sports as closely as I used … Continue reading

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Organizational Stability: a lesson from the Steelers

Since 1969 the Pittsburgh Steelers have had only three head coaches.In comparison, another historic franchise, the Oakland Raiders has had 14 head coaches during that same period. Continue reading

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When Less is More: reducing the work week cause it’s time

Forty hours a week just doesn’t work anymore. Full time should really be 30 hours a week. Continue reading

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Jerry’s ‘boys: Is low morale looming for Dallas?

So, Jerry will take a knee to be defiant because no billionaire, but, when it comes to standing or kneeling against police brutality, umm nevermind. Continue reading

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