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Must-Read Books for Leaders

A coach just asked for recommendations on a book to help him mold his philosophy. What a great question! Here are three for sure: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell. Talent Is Overrated, Geoff Colvin The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle All three discuss the subject of human potential, and how anyone can pursue excellence and success. Another must […]

Are You Great?

Spring has brought the usual array of new baseball books, and one of them should catch the eye of coaches everywhere. It’s called “The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong,” by David Shenk. The content shouldn’t come as any surprise if you’ve read books […]

Finding Hidden Talent

Some visitors — relatives of one of our players — walked into practice yesterday. Afterward, they remarked on the sense of spirit they felt. This is always nice to hear about your team, and we want to keep up that feeling. Part of our success (after only two days) comes from what some people call […]

How David Beats Goliath

“What’s the use of running if you are not on the right road?” — German proverb Coaches preach that hard work can make all the difference. But exactly how much of a difference is that? Renowned author Malcolm Gladwell, in an article in New Yorker magazine, offers an answer: Whether it’s basketball for 12-year-old girls, […]