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Coaching, Coding and Learning By George Evjen September 2016 Entries
You Win in Locker Room First : Caring
Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' By Jon Gordon & Mike SmithCaring Relationships are the foundation upon which winning teams are built - and all great relationships are based on value, respect, love, trust and care. Caring is a Strategy Jonathan Ive: designed many of apples products said "we believe our customers can sense the care we put into our products I believe caring is one of the greatest success strategies of all The greatest organizations on the planet care about the ......

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2016 8:30 AM

You Win in Locker Room First : Commitment
Book Notes From 'You Win in the Locker Room First' By Jon Gordon & Mike SmithCommitment It's not about you It's about committing yourself to your team. Commit if You Want to Commit The hen is involved in creating the eggs for breakfast, but the pig is committed. He has to sacrifice everything To be a great leader, coach and team member you must be more than involved - you must be committed. Self-evaluation to make sure that his or her level of commitment is greater than that of anyone else in ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:29 PM

You Win in Locker Room First : Connect
Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' By Jon Gordon and Mike SmithConnect Communicating and Collaborating Leads to Connection A great benefit of communicating and collaborating is that they develop connections between you and your team members. Communication begins the process of building trust, collaboration fosters this process and enhances relationships - this leads to stronger connections between team members. A connected team becomes a committed team. The more I have worked with ......

Posted On Monday, September 19, 2016 4:36 PM

You Win in Locker Room First : Communication
Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' By Jon Gordon and Mike SmithCommunicate When there is a void in communication, negativity will fill it. Fill the void with great communication. The Most Important Thing a Coach Can Do Doc Rivers: Head Coach LA Clippers - what was the most important thing he does as a head coach. I communicate with my team. Not just collectively as a team but individually. I have to know where each person is in order to lead them where I need them to be. Since I communicate ......

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:26 PM

You Win in Locker Room First : Consistent
Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' by Jon Gordon and Mike SmithConsistent If you are not consistent you will lose the trust your team has in you. When you lose trust you lose the locker room. Consistency Wins the Locker Room As a leader you must be consistent in your leadership style, approach, attitude, philosophy and tactics. If you are not consistent throughout the year you will lose your team's trust, and as soon as that happens, you lose the locker room and in turn lose games. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:08 PM

You Win in Locker Room First : Contagious
Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' by Jon Gordon and Mike SmithContagious Germ or Vitamin C Research shows that when you have feeling in your heart - it goes to every cell in the body - then outward and other people up to 10 feet away can sense feelings transmitted by your heart. This means that each day you are broadcasting to your team how you feel. You are either broadcasting positive energy or negative energy. Research from Harvard also supports the idea that emotions you feel ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:07 PM

You Win in Locker Room First : Culture
Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' By Mike Smith & Jon GordonCulture Culture drives expectations and beliefs - expectations and beliefs drive behavior; behavior drives habits; and habits create the future. It all starts with culture I was going to turn this team around, the first step would be to focus on transforming the culture I knew the biggest priority was to create a winning culture in which every member could thrive and excel. This meant we would not only have to create ......

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2016 10:55 AM

This is Lean - Operations Strategy
Book Notes from 'This Is Lean' By Niklas ModigThis is Lean! Develop our definition of lean at the 'fruit level' How Toyota has implemented TPS within the car dealer operations in Japan Lean is an operations strategy that prioritizes flow efficiency over resource efficiency. The Lean Operations Strategy We see lean as an operations strategy, as it concerns how an organization produces value. What matters is that the strategy involves Moving towards the upper right of the matrix Aiming for that star ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:38 AM

This is Lean - The Efficiency Matrix
Book Notes from 'This Is Lean' By Niklas ModigThe Efficiency Matrix The plethora of definitions and usages of lean provides a rather confused picture of what lean actually is. A new framework that we call the efficient matrix The efficient matrix Many definitions of lean are made at a low level of abstraction. The fact that organizations in many different industries are now starting to work with lean makes it necessary to have a definition of lean that is on a sufficiently high level of abstraction ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:04 PM

Calipari - Changing Our Approach
Prior to my time in the world of software development, I spent roughly 12 years coaching college basketball. I enjoyed every minute that I was afforded to be part of coaching a team. Laying out a vision, implementing that vision and developing tools and process to develop our program and players, was as thrilling to me as being on the floor teaching a player how to rebound from the weakside of the floor or the proper way to shoot a basketball. Winning games and fortunately a few small college national ......

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2016 2:43 PM

This is Lean - Welcome to the Wild West - We Call it Lean
Book Notes - This is Lean by Niklas Modig Welcome to the Wild West - We call it Lean Toyota Production System (TPS) Although the term lean was created with toyota as a starting point - lean and TPS are two different concepts Ohno defines the Toyota Production System. Taiichi Ohno - referred to as the 'father' of TPS Ohno rejected economies of scale and large scale production and maintained that productivity was created through flow. 'reducing the time-line by reducing the non-value adding wastes. ......

Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:34 PM

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