During the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the difference between winning and losing can be a last second three pointer or who gets to a loose ball the fastest. To walk away with the prize, it’s absolutely essential that everyone is pulling in the same direction.
On this episode of the Jim Fannin Show, we deconstruct two teams from the NCAA Elite Eight. Our guests are Dr. John Planek of Lewis University (formerly of Loyola and 2017-2018 Under Armor Division II Athletic Director of the Year) and Bruce Weber, head coach of the Kansas State Men’s basketball team.
Remarkably, these two leaders follow very similar “character first” strategies to build championship programs. In this episode, you’ll find principles and tactics that can be applied to business, family and sports to help get your “team” (whether that team is you and a significant other, you and your coworkers or you and your family) to new levels of success.
In this episode of the Jim Fannin Show, you will learn:
- A powerful way of thinking about motivating a team through a difficult season or large obstacle.
- How Kansas State mounted a comeback this year after losing their star point guard to an injury, and how the students stepped into the leadership vacuum to turn the season around.
- The essence of a team performing in the Zone.
- The three things each team member needs to be on a championship team.
- The reason Iceland, a nation with the same population as Lexington, KY beat soccer powerhouse England to advance to the World Cup.
- How to prepare your best 2nd quarter ever in April, May and June.
The reason that it’s absolutely essential to pre-plan moments of Relaxation and Enjoyment for yourself and your team when you’re facing arduous challenges, like the grinding MLB season (which kicks off this week).
Also, I answer a coaching question from the “Ask Jim” Mailbag about “How do I review the first quarter of my year?” I reveal how going to “Higher Ground” will give you clarity, balance and ultimately excellence.
Finally, we place our order at the Zone Café, as we send you out for an awesome Zone week!
Be in the Zone™!
If you have questions, comments, or something you want us to cover during our “Ask Jim” segment, you can email Jimdirectly and we’ll cover it on next week’s show!
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