JUICE #6 - Leadership, Culture, Millennials, Simon Sinek and more!

Hi everyone! Happy Holidays and I'm hoping everyone enjoyed their New Years!  Many of us have put together resolutions for an amazing 2017 but just remember that everyday is an opportunity to change the course of your life for the better!  We are all on this never ending quest to be better and I hope all of these articles can help…

BREAKTHROUGH Basketball podcast

Had a great opportunity to sit with Jim Huber on his basketball podcast – touched on a variety of topics from coaching millennials, instant feedback, culture and the improv games we use with organizations and teams.  Click here to listen!

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 Think about this…

Over the last year I have read and watched everything I can by Simon Sinek - the author of "Leaders Eat Last" which explores the influence that neurochemicals have on the way people feel and consequently act, and examines the discrepancies between how our bodies were designed to function and how they function today.  Ultimately, we need true leaders to direct us back on the right path!  Here are a some quotes from Sinek that I thought would be useful!

“Being a leader is like being a parent, and the company is like a new family to join”

“Our brains have evolved to prioritize feeling safe, which is why we do strange things like stay in jobs we hate simply because they make us feel secure.”

"Trust is not formed through a screen, it is formed across a table."

“Organization culture doesn't just affect leadership - it stretches all the way down the line by setting the standards that your players/employees have to meet.”

"There's an entire section in the bookshop called self-help.  What we need is a section called help others."

"Leadership is not a journey to rise in the ranks.  it is a journey to help those around us rise."

"Confidence is believing you're good.  Cockiness is believing you're better than anyone else.  Leaders need to be confident not cocky."

If your interested in watching the Simon Sinek view on Millennials watch it here -> Millennials in the workplace

Ive also included a PDF on snippets from Leaders Eat Last

Amazing example of strong culture

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel has a strong culture which insists that the guests interests come before those of the company's In 2008 the hotelw as attacked by terrorists and a number of employees who had fled returned to help the guests, some even forming human shields to protect fleeing hotel visitors!  Of all the people who were lost that day, half were hotel staff.

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ABC Workshops

In 5 years close to 50% of the workforce will be millennials but right now 100% of our student athletes are millennials.  We must learn and embrace this so we can be effective leaders and communicators for them!  We have expanded our ALWAYS workshops for businesses, sports teams and individuals – May and June are filling up - Call today (919-972-9207) to find out what we do and to reserve your spot!  Click here to learn more and how we can help you!

 Final thoughts

As you go thru the week – think about when you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life!  Please share this newsletter with as many people as you can! 

JUICE articles

Adding Music to the Mix Increases Energy During Practice

Suns Tracking High Fives to Measure Team Camaraderie

Cracking The Code On Leadership: Three Ways To A More Holistic Approach

4 Questions To Help Leaders Define Their Brand

Sapakoff: Clemson football leadership rises above coaching

McCarthy’s leadership never wavered during Packers’ midseason slump

Why are you getting this?!

If you have attended one of our ABC workshops or a recent PGC clinic you have heard us talk about #JUICE (Just Understand… Its Crazy Energy!)  JUICE folders have a variety of articles that motivates us to attack the day!  In a world where we demand Juice/Energy from our players and people around us its always important for us to get it from somewhere and these articles below are our most recent additions!  Feel free to share with anyone and everyone – they all have a different value and some will speak to you more than others!  Don’t forget to send us a message here and please include your contact information so we can get back to you!


We are all in this together!  Have a great day, week, month!

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