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Transition Lessons from Butler Basketball

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 | By: Mike Donahue

If you’re in one of my coaching peer groups or are an executive coaching client of mine, you know that my wife and I have been Butler season ticket holders for more than two decades. On July 3, Butler’s basketball coach, Brad Stevens resigned to take the head coaching job with the Boston Celtics. Stevens is regarded as one of the best coaches in the game today; many thought it…

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My New Catcher’s Glove

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 | By: Mike Donahue

I bought a new catcher’s glove. It was made by company headquartered in New Jersey called Akadema. They didn’t exist when I was a boy; back then most players in the Bigs wore gloves made by Wilson or Rawlings. I bought this brand because I like the company’s story; two brothers who love baseball and have the zeal embodied in entrepreneurs founded Akadema in 1997. They seemed to be caused…

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Dumb Meeting Quotes

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 | By: Mike Donahue

When I had a real job, one of my hobbies was capturing the astounding things people said in meetings. It’s what I did to amuse myself. Here’s the list: “Who should I carbonize on this memo?” “If I could make a comment on that, I’d like to make one point about that other point he had, and then I’ll say my say.” “I don’t want to get dragged into a…

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