Every year during March Madness, fans unite to cheer on their favorite teams as they play in college basketball’s biggest tournament. Madness aside, fans look to one person to lead their team to the championship title — the coach. While March Madness takes place only once a year, coaching a winning team in the business world is a year-round job. Leading a team to victory means coaching employees through mistakes and applauding their successes, among other key strategies.
You may have watched this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, but do you know why those players were picked to play? It’s not about points scored or minutes played, and it’s not about the dollars they earn for team owners. They’re chosen by the people most touched by their work. The NBA lets fans pick half of the starting players — and the rest are picked by fellow players and the media who cover them. Coaches pick the reserves.
On Sunday, Americans will gather around their televisions to watch the biggest football game of the year. We’ll see teammates forge relationships on the field, work together, and take home the title. At work, we want our teams to succeed, too. We want our entry-level employees to make a big impact just like the rookie on our favorite team did. And we hope our senior executives lead as effectively as the veteran QB does. In fact, by studying leadership on the field, we can learn great strategies for leadership in the workplace.
We are officially in the dog days of summer – much of North America (even Canada!) is stuck in an endless heatwave. Rain is now one of those things you talk about as if it only happened in the old days. Here at RW HQ, summer always presents a common and modern challenge: how do you juggle the heat, vacations, weddings (you may have noticed one of our own had a name change), summer concerts, activities for kids, and so on with our day-to-day work efforts?
When it comes to the championship of any sporting event, all eyes are on the athlete. And reasonably so, given that the athlete has poured thousands of hours into preparing for this one moment. However, we often forget about all the other people who help athletes turn their dreams and aspirations into reality, specifically the coaches.
DRW employees once again donated their time, knowledge, and office space to coach students from the Chicago Tech Academy on how to build a business plan. The event was organized by the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) - an organization DRW has long worked with to inspire students with more than just entrepreneurial dreams, but an actual business plan.
Defensive lineman partnering with Verizon Foundation, A Call to Men for seminar with coaches to prevents
The Baltimore Sun gave readers a preview of what participants could expect from the April 16th, A Call To Coaches: Your Voice Counts training - a seminar to help coaches combat domestic violence by teaching athletes to be men of good character.
By Aaron Wilson
Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty plans to deliver a strong message to hundreds of middle school, high school, college and youth coaches to try to prevent domestic violence.
Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Teams up with Verizon Foundation, A CALL TO MEN and Sportscaster James Brown
Written By: Bill Speros, Special to ESPN.com
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has a simple directive for his players starting on day one: "Be a man."
Rivera has certainly earned his "man card." He was the son of an Army officer and played linebacker for Mike Ditka on the 1985 Chicago Bears as part of Buddy Ryan's ferocious "46" defense. He returned to the Super Bowl with the Bears as defensive coordinator in February 2007 and has been coaching the Panthers since 2011.
A recent study published in The Harvard Business Review estimates that the average young, talented worker only stays at the same job for 28 months before moving on to another company. The same report stated that nearly three-quarters of a company’s young high-achieving employees are actively looking for other opportunities outside of their company, and are interviewing with another company at least once a year.