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Coaching a professional basketball team is not different from managing a team of corporate employees. You have stars, utility players and bench warmers, all of whom thrive when their coach tailors his approach to their unique talents, weaknesses and contributions to the team. Bare Knuckle People Management speaks directly to managers who have been frustrated by the notion that all employees need to be treated equally and with kids’ gloves.

—Mike D’Antoni, Head Coach of the New York Knicks

Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

Twins – Destined for Greatness

An email I sent this morning to the parents of a team I’ll be coaching this spring:

Parents:
Yes, there might be snow on the ground on this first day of spring, but warmer, sunnier days lie ahead. As evidence, I deliver you the following exciting news from Pelham Little …

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Herding Tigers for Life

When my wife Erin told me that she signed me up to coach our daughter Olivia’s t-ball team last spring, an audible “oh no, please no” escaped from my lips. Olivia and her would-be teammates—the Tigers—were 5 years old. Ever coach a team of 5 year olds at anything? No? …

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CC Sabathia: Flexing his Franchise Muscles to Management

The NY Yankees’ ace, CC Sabathia, certainly turned heads upon his arrival to training camp. Showing up 25 pounds lighter, svelte CC sent a clear message to the Yankees’ brass: I am the Franchise of this organization, I got myself in shape to continue my dominance, so extend my contract …

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