Villanova’s Jay Wright: How To Sustain Excellence

“The greatest predictor of failure is success.”
-John Maxwell

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“Our attitude is crucial… It’s the one aspect of life that we have control over. And it’s the one concept that affects everything we do on and off the court. The most important characteristic any of us have is our attitude.”
-Jay Wright, Head Coach of the Villanova University Men’s Basketball Team

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Quin Snyder: On Process, Patience and How An Elite Defence is Built

“I don’t think people realise how intelligent he is. His basketball IQ is on a different level.”
-Paul Millsap

“The biggest [challenge] offensively is spacing… When you’re the best player on the floor, sometimes it doesn’t matter where you are as much. People have to kind of react to you. And now you’re in a situation where there’s people with equal or more ability than you on the offensive end, and [you’re figuring] out how you need to space to help them, and also to help yourself to facilitate high percentage offence.”
Quin Snyder, Head Coach of the Utah Jazz

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Chris Paul’s Most Dangerous Weapon? His Eyes

Russell Westbrook kills with speed and Steph Curry slices up opponents with shooting, but Chris Paul’s supernatural ability comes in a different form: court vision.

A great insight into arguably one of the greatest Point Guards the NBA has seen, Chris Paul.

“There are point guards who see the action that can make the pass right now… There’s very few of them that can anticipate if they keep the ball another second, what will happen.”
-Doc Rivers, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers

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The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

“I would argue that criticising your employees when they screw up is not just your job, it’s actually your moral obligation.”
-Kim Scott

“To be a good manager you need to be honest and direct…”
-Kim Scott

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Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance

Insights on Self-Control & Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania; she studies intangible concepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success.

Angela studies grit and self-control, two attributes that are distinct from IQ and yet powerfully predict success and well-being. A 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Currently, she serves as a faculty director for Wharton People Analytics, an initiative that helps organisations adopt the latest insights from social science research.

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