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Two Minute Drill: Lessons From the NCAA Championship


The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game last night is the inspiration for this week’s Two Minute Drill with Dr. Jay. Watch this week’s TMD to hear what stood out as lessons for great leaders during the Championship game


Basketball Lessons

A few things stood out while watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game.

    1. The Baylor coach, Scott Drew, was first hired by Baylor in 2003. That means it took him 18 years to win a championship. What lesson can we as leaders take from this? Sometimes success is a marathon and not a sprint. Winning championships doesn’t happen overnight. Moving into Q2 of 2021 and working toward achieving your goals, think about: What do you need to stop doing, what do you need to start doing, and what do you need to change in order to ensure you achieve your goals?

2. The quote but an unknown coach, “It’s not about the X’s and O’s, it’s about the Jimmy’s and Joe’s”. It is so critical that in order to achieve your level of success you’ve got to have the right Jimmy’s, Joe’s, Jane’s and Janet’s. We’ve said this a lot in past, you have to have the right people in the right seats on the bus.

When you think about your goals for Q2 and achieving success, think about the people on your bus and what it will take to get to your ultimate destination and remember that success is a marathon, not a sprint.


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