Remember When Things Were Going Great?

Words & Sports

Ah, the good old days!  The Buffalo Bills in the ’90s, the Chicago Bulls in the ’90s, the New York Islanders of the ’80s….  None of those organizations are particularly notable now, but each had an exciting, golden age that fans love to look back on.  People like looking back in general. It starts with the words, … Read more

Sometimes You Just Need to Change It Up: Dwight Howard and the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets of the NBA have been stuck in mediocre purgatory for the last few years. They have been on the brink of the playoffs, but never quite over the edge. The team is not bad enough to get a top-three draft pick, but not good enough to compete for a championship, either. It’s a rough spot. How are the Hornets going to get out … Read more

3 Reasons Why Getting Laid Off Is Not the End of the World

So, you’ve just been laid off. You’re probably an emotional wreck, thinking about not having an income and not knowing what to do with yourself all day. That’s understandable, but losing your job is really not the end of the world. In fact, it may just be the new beginning that you have been needing.  … Read more

If ESPN Can Fail, So Can Any Business

As many of you know, ESPN has been in the news recently for laying off around 100 people, including big names, like Ed Werner, Jayson Stark, Marc Stein, and Trent Dilfer. So why has ESPN resorted to laying staff off? What could have possibly gone wrong? Is twenty four hour sports network not what it … Read more

As Gary Vaynerchuk Said, Be a Good Halftime Coach

Words & Sports

You can imagine my excitement when the entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk used a sports metaphor in his book, “#AskGaryVee.” It’s on page 7. He said be a good halftime coach: make adjustments. Oh, that was music to my ears. It’s good advice, too. You can ask Scott, in my office, how much I adjust to changing circumstances. … Read more

The Sky Hook: Making the Most of Change

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Unexpected change can hurt your game, or it can be a tremendous opportunity, depending on how you respond to it. That is one of the messages in John Wooden’s brilliant bestseller, Wooden on Leadership, and it’s a point that jumped out at me when I read the book, partly because my colleague, Jared Nichols, often … Read more