Leaders Need To Be Decisive

Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), Duke

“The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. Not me. I don’t want to be a manager or a dictator. I want to be a leader—and leadership is ongoing, adjustable, flexible, and dynamic. As such, leaders have to maintain a certain amount of discretion.”

– Coach Mike Krzyzewski


The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face”  –  Napoleon Hill

“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.” – Brian Tracy

“If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I’d say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.”  – Lee Iacocca

“The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillation, and the effect of decisiveness itself ‘makes things go’ and creates confidence”  – Anne O’Hare McCormick


Decisiveness- a great way to defeat procrasination!


Coach Don Meyer On Discipline

Coach Don Meyer, Head Coach, Northern State University

This is used and adapted from Coach Greg Brown’s blog: http://ucfwbbthoughts.blogspot.com . He is an assistant women’s basketball coach at University of Central Florida. You should check out his blog on a regular basis – it is FULL of awesome nuggets to improve your leadership in sports AND life!!

Thanks, Coach Brown!!


There’s one truth I know–Where you find success, you find discipline [AND disciplined leaders]. To maintain and sustain success, one’s discipline must continue to grow and develop. [“an undisciplined leader who cannot lead himself can NEVER lead others” – Coach O]



 Here are more thoughts from Coach Don Meyer on DISCIPLINE:

•   Make the right choice
•   Do the right thing for the right reason.
•   Bad choices destroy discipline.
•   Do the right thing and do it right.
•   Do the next right thing right.
•   Motivation vs Manipulation. Manipulate–making someone else do something for you. Motivation–making someone do something for themselves.
•   When you do the next right thing right, you are as close to perfect as possible.
•   Discipline yourself so others won’t have to.
•   Must be able to trust you with the smallest of things in order to trust you with the largest of things.


**** Note from Coach O: I don’t know about YOU, but after reading this again – I need to work on some areas of my self-discipline!!!

“Live like a Champion today!!”