Life’s Work: Coach K

Terrific Q&A with Coach K done by Harvard Business Review exploring his leadership and management tactics. Loved Krzyzewski’s answers on how he used lessons he learned from his 1995 operation in handling this year’s back surgery, recruiting, the key to motivating a team, what he learned from West Point and how he sees his relationship with his Duke players. If you’re interested in more of Coach K’s management techniques, his book “Leading with the Heart” is a good read available for cheap on Amazon. Thanks to Drew Adams for passing this article along.

With a college group, I’m teaching and they’re learning. I’m changing the limits of what they think they can achieve, speeding up the pace, letting them know they’re not the only good singer in the group, helping them play together, learn from one another, and trust that if they fail, someone will be there to help.


For more on Coach K:
-Gold Standard Book Notes (LINK)
-Coach K Olympics Q&A (LINK)
-Duke Euro Ball Screen Motion (LINK)
-How Duke Saved its Season (LINK)
-Coach K: A Lifelong Learner (LINK)

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