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Penn State

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Real Forgiveness

As a coach, I am more than acutely aware of our sacred duty to protect the lives under our care. Joe Paterno, who died today of lung cancer, will forever carry his failure to do that. However, just as surely as Paterno will remembered for his failure to act in the Penn State sexual abuse […]

One College Athletic Department That Gets It

In an age of Penn State, Syracuse and all the other schools that have found their way into the news for the wrong reasons, Middlebury College in Vermont has a tradition to be proud of. It involves Middlebury athletes picking up Richard Varno, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, and bringing him to […]

Words Every Leader Should Know

The other day I ran into an official at a girls high school. She is busy planning a reunion, and she’s running into problems. Rivalries that existed back then are still in play. One student wanted to know why another student had received her invitation first. Another student wondered why she hadn’t received credit for […]

Learning from Losing

By falling to Dallas over the weekend, the New Orleans Saints lost a streak but gained a chance to fix what is wrong with them. Every team has problems, but victory has a way of hiding them. And losing has a way of spotlighting those problems. “You can learn a line from a win and […]

Measuring What Didn’t Happen

Today’s post will be brief (as well as late) because windy weather in this areas is causing spotty internet service. Someone sent a link to a New York Times story on Penn State volleyball coach Russ Rose, whose team is enjoying an historic winning streak. Rose keeps two types of statistics: the traditional ones on […]

Does Your Team Have Talent?

“All resources are not obvious; great managers find and develop available talent.” —  Zig Ziglar There’s a saying that success leaves clues. By looking at successful people, you can improve your own chances for success. Such was the case yesterday when New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese was interviewed on WFAN radio. He was asked […]