From the Sports Page
Two good articles from the N&O sports page and an observation on what they say:
1) The new Athletic Director (AD) shakes up the status quo at UNC. The AD takes a business management approach to the position. He’s a fan of Jim Collins’ best seller – “Good to Great”. The focus of the article is that it was time for UNC athletics to have a strategy and learn how to be better from a business perspective and an athletics perspective.
2) Duke basketball has an exceptional leader in Coach “K”. The program instills a strong sense of loyalty and dedication to be the very best. It has done so consistently for many years. One of Coach Ks assistants (a former player as all the assistants are) is now the head coach at Marquette University. His comment: “You said you’d (Coach K) give me your best every day and you would expect the same from me.” A simple but powerful example of leadership.
While sports and business is often about wining and losing….it is more so on how you play the game.