5 Things Playing Pro Basketball Taught Me About Running a Startup

The transition from athlete to entrepreneur is a logical one: the drive, persistence, and vision it takes to succeed in sports are just as essential in business. There are many similarities between being a professional athlete and an entrepreneur. For one thing, both careers are subject to the envy of friends in ‘traditional’ corporate jobs, […]

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What Playing and Coaching Basketball Taught Me About Delivering Criticism

When it comes to delivering constructive criticism, what kind of coach are you? A lot has been written about great coaches-how they recruit, motivate, and lead their teams. But what happens when things aren’t going well: when players make mistakes, teams aren’t giving their all, or leaders won’t accept the role that their coach needs […]

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3 Lessons in Motivation From the Greatest Sports Coaches

Leaders understand the importance of intrinsic motivation and cultivate behaviors in their employees that breed passion and drive. There are plenty of ways to describe what it means to be motivated. You’re driven. You’re passionate. You’re dedicated. Maybe you’ve got that inner “fire” or you just “want it” more than anyone else. No matter how […]

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