leadership

Teams need leaders, passion, energy, positiveness, joy

“If you’re best player has an unhappy attitude when he shows up to work, there’s no joy, there’s no passion to what he brings, that affects the team, it affects the locker room, it’s huge. Teams need leaders, teams need passion, teams need energy, they need positiveness, they need joy.”

~ Chad Brown, about thirteen minutes into this 104.3 The Fan recording, in a discussion about star player Kyrie Irving of the Celtics constantly appearing unhappy, and the team being 10-2 without him.

Focus on the road, not the wall

“When someone learns to drive a race car, one of the first lessons taught is that when you are going around a curve at 200 mph, do not focus on the wall; focus on the road. If you focus on the wall, you will drive right into it. If you focus on the road, you follow the road. Running a company is like that.”

~ Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Loyalty is love” (Mike Malone and DeMarcus Cousins)

Mike Malone is the first-year head coach of the Denver Nuggets, and by all accounts he’s doing a good job with a limited roster. This is a little story about his relationship with DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings, from this article. Malone was an assistant with the Kings before taking the job with the Nuggets.