Posts in "Leadership"

Becoming the Best

Becoming the Best

Last week I read a great article from Mike Boyle that I wanted to share with you. While the article is largely oriented to how he became one of the best coaches in strength and conditioning, the theme of this article could be applied to any endeavor (e.g. becoming a great strength coach, becoming a… Read more

Randy Pausch, Will Smith, Kevin Neeld?

Randy Pausch, Will Smith, Kevin Neeld?

Over two years ago, Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor, gave what was known as “The Last Lecture”. If you were living under a rock during that time period and missed his lecture, set aside 75 minutes to watch the video below. It may be the most powerful thing you’ve ever seen: Recently, I received… Read more

No One Conditions Alone

No One Conditions Alone

I’m in the process of writing an article for Hockey Strength and Conditioning on my experience helping with the San Jose Sharks prospect camp a few weeks back and I wanted to share a modified excerpt with you. Mike’s intern Marcello, after coaching for a few hours (aka not at all warmed up or training)… Read more

“Love the Suck”

“Love the Suck”

This is a saying that I heard Sargeant Mike Malloy say again and again at the Sharks Prospect Camp. It’s as comical as it is powerful. “Love the Suck” As a team, regardless of the sport or industry, you’re going to face adversity. It’s inevitable. Contrary to common practice, what you do with that adversity… Read more

Becoming a Successful Leader

Becoming a Successful Leader

My friend Mike Potenza was kind enough to invite me out to San Jose last week to help out with the San Jose Sharks prospect camp. Throughout the week, I had the opportunity to interact with the entire coaching/scouting staff, the athletic training staff, a few of the Sharks players (that were around for the… Read more