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Chick-fil-A Leadercast: Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Listening to Coach Krzyzewski the legendary basketball coach at Duke University (no matter what you think about Duke) talk about getting high performers work together as a team and get great result out of them was incredible!

  • In order to learn you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone
  • A leader is someone who puts their people in a position to succeed at a consistent level and they build a culture and environment of success
  • There’s no job that a leader should be too big to do

Simple Leadership practices that change everything if you do them:

  1. The most important thing about leadership is communication
  2. Always tell the truth (you can’t “wonder” about what other people on the team are doing or saying)
  3. Expect to hear the truth
  4. Take immediate action (deal with what’s going on instead of trying to figure out what’s going on)
  5. Trust (the most important part of leadership). If you don’t trust and if you don’t have trust 2 is not better than 1.

Getting high performing leaders play together:

  • Don’t leave your ego at the door (be you)…but develop a collective ego as a team
  • Establish permission to play standards
  • Rules don’t lead and rules often times are not owned by the people being ruled. But standards are how we do things all the time.
  • Standards are internally owned while rules are externally enforced

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