Coaching Wisdom

Below are some of the writers and leaders who have inspired me,

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I enjoy sharing their thoughts with my clients.


Dr. Atul Gawande – Want to get good at something? Get a coach

“Surgeon and public health professor by day, writer by night, Atul Gawande explores how doctors can dramatically improve their practice using approaches as simple as a checklist – or coaching.”

Bill Belichick on Leadership, Winning, and Football

Coach Belichick,  exercises extensive authority over the Patriots’ football operations, effectively making him the team’s general manager. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest coaches in NFL history by current and former players, his peers, and the press.

Marcus Lemonis – 10 Rules for Success

“Marcus is a businessman, television personality, philanthropist, and politician. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Camping World, Good Sam Enterprises, Gander Outdoors, and The House Boardshop….”

Ram Charan Leadership in The Era of Economic Uncertainty

“He has the rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quiet, effective way.” – Jack Welch, former Chairman of GE

Why Two-Thirds of the Fastest-Growing Companies Fail

Derek Lidow explains this phenomenon in his article from Fortune Magazine, March 7, 2016. Derek teaches entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity at Princeton University.

The Iceberg of Ignorance

Sidney Yoshida…”Only 4% of an organization’s front line problems are known by top management, 9% are known by middle management, 74% by supervisors, and 100% by employees…”

Mura, Muda  Muri

Used in Lean thinking, a list of non-value added behaviors (Waste) that, when eliminated, will improve customer satisfaction while increasing throughput, …resulting in increased profits and cash flow.

Managing Complex Change

“..there are five elements required for effective change: vision, skills, incentives, resources, and an action plan. If those leading change fail to put any one of these elements in place, then the change efforts will fail.”