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How the 49ers Turned It Around

In his first year as coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Coach Jim Harbaugh led the team to its first playoff berth since 2002. On Saturday the 49ers host the New Orleans Saints, another franchise that has prospered after decades of futility. How? How do turnaround artists show people how to win? Harbaugh said something […]

Recipes: For Pea Soup and Improvement

I just saw an article that began with the words “Here is a simple recipe for pea soup.” Normally, that would not have meant much to me, but since I am a coach who is trying to teach others how to coach, the word “simple”really stood out. Just the other day, I saw a coach […]

Keeping It Simple

Da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” But sometimes coaches forget, and they complicate things. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a little schoolboy. He seemed well-adjusted enough, but something about him concerned the teacher. Whenever it was time to draw, the boy would use a black crayon. […]