Tag Archives: NBA

Why These People Are The Best At What They Do

I love Apex Leaders, those who are the best at what they do.  The following are 2011 championship performers in various areas of the sports world.  Their insights are applicable to anyone wanting to lead a great organization: June 27th Sports Illustrated People Skills – Nick Faldo says of U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, “(He […]

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Hall Of Fame Leadership Quotes – Scottie Pippen

A little known fact about me is that Scottie Pippen is my favorite basketball player of all time!  Last evening he was inducted into basketball’s Hall of Fame. Scottie Pippen is the greatest perimeter defender I’ve ever seen.  He set a new standard of what it meant to play with a superstar.  As a finisher, along with Michael […]

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LeBron’s Supporting Cast: How To Build Around A Star

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley has already earned the 2010-11 NBA Executive Of The Year for signing the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.  However, he is showing equal genius in placing the complimentary parts around them with minimal resources available.  The following are his moves: Drafting 6-10 Dexter Pittman out of Texas, 6-9 Jarvis […]

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LeBron James Chose To Be Unpopular…And We Love Him For It

Americans love villains.  It was a very famous movie villain, A Few Good Men’s Col. Nathan Jessup, who said “Deep down in places we don’t talk about at parties you want me on that wall!  You need me on that wall!”  Well, you’re wrong Col. Jessup.  We don’t mind talking about it at all. Last week, LeBron James did […]

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LeBron’s Economic Impact on Cleveland & 8 Lessons Leaders Should Learn

In these difficult economic times, it is understandable the angst that the community of Cleveland is currently feeling as a result of LeBron James’ decision to take his basketball talents to the Miami Heat.  This already economically depressed region is losing a lynchpin to any future financial vitality.  The following is the economic impact of LeBron’s departure as reported […]

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Top 15 Reasons Why LeBron Wishes He Would Have Stayed In Cleveland

With all the emotion surrounding LeBron James’ decision to sign with the Miami Heat, I thought it would be therapeutic for all of us to take a light-hearted look at what he would be thinking if he reconsidered and decided to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Quicken Loans just turned me down for that new home loan in Miami. […]

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Best Quotes From LeBron’s Decision on ESPN

The following is raw, unedited leadership quotes from tonight’s decision by LeBron James to join the Miami Heat.  These quotes will be analyzed in the weeks ahead. “I have chosen to take my talents to South Beach.” Pre-Show In the history of the league we’ve never seen this. – Stuart Scott I’m shocked by this […]

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