Coach K and China Hiring

Coach K and China hiringBeing a West Point graduate, I cannot help but notice Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K). I do not write today because he won 5 National Championships and 6 Gold Medals as a coach.  At the end of his final season, I want to talk about a guy who created a dynasty commonly of no name players. His dominating teams have produced few super famous professional athletes. Let’s talk about Coach K and China hiring to make a better team for you here.

His leadership ability is phenomenal.  He succeeds because he avoids the fancy and famous players, but gets the people who will put the team first every day. Look at some of his quotes:

We win and lose together. Handling the responsibility for wins and losses together removes the burden from the individual’s shoulders. and distributes it among each member of the team. That atmosphere is conducive to high-level performance and places you and your team in the position to be bold and unafraid, and if you should lose, you are not alone.

Your organization in China needs a leader who has done that and can do that. Saying this word to team members does not make it real for them.

You must remember that no group or individual is the same as who you taught the day before.

This so great. Not only do different teams need different coaching. The same person in the next day may need different coaching.  See the person.

Coach K and China Hiring Fit With This Kind Of Inspiring Coach

Belief makes each individual stronger and also fortifies the group as a whole. The basis of belief is in individual relationships.

Without hope, teams lose all motivation. A great leader helps his team believe in themselves, so they have the heart to reach higher and higher.

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. Communication does not always occur naturally. and must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one. The most crucial element of communicating is telling the truth.

Communication without the truth is nonsense. Thus, we background check everyone, so you at least have the chance of have truth be your main currency.  Then the leader needs to help them practice communication. See also, How Can I Get Better Teamwork?

Adversity can teach you more about yourself than any success.

Good leaders can find reason for hope and action in all cases.

Fundamentals are the essential building blocks of a team. To help turn fundamentals into habits requires intensive, intelligent, and repetitive action. If you want to strive for excellence, you must embrace continual work on fundamentals. We can all do the basics, better.

Any doubt why he can win?

One last great story, is in 1994-95, he had to stop coaching during the season due to severe back pain. He says that experience taught him to not do everything himself and spread the load. Great leaders keep learning and keep getting better and can even talk openly about their failure.

Coach K is also known for being a fabulous recruiter. Honesty is his first principle. Caring is a second principle. Then, he finds people who can learn his above principles and more.

Hope you enjoyed this. I certainly enjoyed thinking with this great leader here.


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