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Another dose of making your dreams come true

Have you had your dreams come true recently?

What is your biggest dream in life?  What will it take to make it a reality?  For the Baylor University Men’s basketball team, their dreams came true last Monday night as they defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs to become national champions of the college basketball world.  When analyzing this matchup between these two schools, it was very evident that their success this season was a direct result of their tremendous coaches, Mark Few (Gonzaga) and Scott Drew (Baylor).  In the #CJJblog this week, I took a look at each coach’s leadership characteristics and identified why they had so much success this season.  Enjoy.

  • Neither Mark Few nor Scott Drew played college basketball, proving that you don’t have to be great at doing something to be great at being a leader.  Their passion overshadows their lack of experience playing the game at a high level.
  • Overcome adversity. The tough situation Scott Drew inherited at Baylor on August 22nd, 2003 has been well-documented.  It took 18 years, but Drew overcame adversity and built the program up from the ground floor.
  • Longevity.  At 18 years (Drew) and 23 years (Few), both coaches have been with their programs for awhile.  This allows them to display their loyalty to their universities and build strong relationships with their players, staff, and local communities.
  • Culture.  Both Drew and Few have built cultures that promote consistent winning.  What is the culture like at your workplace or team locker room?
  • Winners.  On an off the court, these two great coaches promote a winning attitude.  Are you a leader of winners?
  • Progress.  The unique characteristic about these two coaches is that their programs are far more attractive now than when they first took over.  Not only are these two good programs, but they were the best two teams (literally ranked #1 and #2 in the Pre-season AP Pool) this year from start to finish.
  • Lead by example. Both Mark Few and Scott Drew handle themselves with class and professionalism at all times.  Leading by example is in their blood.  How do you lead by example?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering a virtual goal-setting class at a local High School in Rochester, NY.  Reach out to book your class today!

Life Tip #25: Always lead by example

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