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Jackie Robinson

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How to be a hero

Jackie Robinson, born 98 years ago today, proved you don’t need to fly or wear a cape to be a hero.

Today’s Pep Talk: Attitudes of Success

Success breeds success. Winners win. Did you ever wonder why? It begins with attitude. Look at Ben Affleck, a winner in his profession. Speaking to reporters after his picture “Argo” won an Academy Award, Affleck was asked how he felt about missing out on the Best Director award. “You know what? You’re not entitled to […]

Jackie Robinson’s Powerful Message

This weekend big-league baseball is marking the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut. All players are wearing Robinson’s No. 42 to honor the man who broke the color line on April 15, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson helped change the world back then. But as a coach I wonder what he can change today. What […]

Saying Thank You

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” ~ William James TV commentator Joe Morgan tells the story of the one time he met Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in major-league baseball 62 years years ago today. Morgan, himself an African-American who is in the baseball Hall of Fame, […]

Seeking Out Competition

The other day I had the occasion to walk past the famous West 4th Street playground in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The playground has earned international renown for attracting some of the best basketball players in the world. You can bet that over the years, thousands of players have shown up at the […]