Winsight Episode 49: The Need For Change



We tend to be creatures of habit. It’s easier to stick to routines, but change is a good thing.

In this episode about “change” we’ll dive into the following examples:

Who is your favorite sports team? How fluid are they in recruiting for the future? 

A sense of urgency is the first step in change. How well do you embrace change?

In your own life what have you tried new and failed at? What’s worse: trying and failing or living with regret?

One motivation for change is pushing yourself to grow. Be willing to be “uncomfortable” in order to become better.

So how do you embrace change? What’s holding you back? What’s the cost of not changing?

Winsight Episode 48: Job Search – Position vs. Culture

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When it comes to your next job search what are you looking for: the ideal position or dream company to work with?

Ideal job seems like the obvious choice, but what if you got your dream job, but the environment was toxic?

In this episode, here are some of the highlights:

  • Jeremy Lin chose money over fit since leaving the New York Knicks and it’s been a roller coaster since
  • The Top 100 Companies to work for feature perks such as: flexibility, food, transportation even life coaches…is that enough to sway you?
  • But what do you want? The choice usually is between time vs. money
  • It’s about identifying your priorities and making a decision from there

So what matters to you? Do you want your dream job or ideal company? Don’t compare, just pick based on values and go from there!

Winsight Episode 47: March Madness

March Madness Bracket


Every sports fan loves this time of the year where life stops and 68 teams have the chance to win the NCAA title in a 3 week tournament. Will Kentucky go undefeated? Will Jahlil Okafor go #1 in the Draft? Who is this year’s Cinderella story?

To me, it’s the best event in sports all year and a definite distraction to workplaces for the next couple of weeks. But why the intrigue? Do people love the underdog story? Is it to win your office pool?

In discussing March Madness, these are the highlights that will be covered in this short podcast:

  • The David & Goliath “effect” and why we cheer against the favorite
  • When we see ourself as the “underdog” and want to overcome the “odds”
  • Maybe the reason why we love it so much is the passion we see on player’s faces…
  • In sports the goal is clear, but in life it isn’t that clear

What are you super passionate about? What are you chasing? If you’re not chasing something, what’s holding you back?

Winsight Episode 46: The Need for Rivalries

Rivals make you better



A rivalry is defined as: competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field

Since we talk about sports examples, here are some of the most heated rivalries: Lakers/Celtics, Yankees/Red Sox, Duke/UNC…

All are emotionally-charged & rooted in tradition and I’m sure you have your favorite rivalry too…

In this episode, I’ll discuss:

  • Who is/was your personal rival? What are you both competing for?
  • One of our main motivators is achievement. We need healthy competition to raise your standards.
  • In “Shark Tank” the investors always ask “who are your competitors?”
  • Your rival(s) push you harder than you can push yourself

Why are rivals necessary? How can your rival push you to achieve more? How can your rivals make you better?


Winsight Episode 45: Ownership, The New Leadership

Follow the Leader



I admit I have a pet peeve about ownership. Most athletes/coaches don’t take enough of it…people aren’t looking for perfection, in fact we live in a very forgiving society as long as you fess up quick

So in this episode I’ll discuss the following points:

  • Everyone loves a comeback story, because we can relate to it
  • Don’t go to your boss with problems, come with solutions
  • Leadership is a double edged sword – do you really want to “hold” it?
  • Taking ownership is the type of leader people want to follow

On a scale of 1-10 how much ownership do you normally take? When you don’t take ownership, what are you trying to protect? Are you a leader who takes ownership?

Winsight Episode 44: Developing Potential

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With the NBA Trade Deadline passed and the Draft ahead of us for all major sports what’s our fascination with young, untapped potential?

In this episode, we’ll talk about developing potential and how to do it through the following example:

When does potential get realized? Is there a time limit?

Potential is based on expectations, but you can also change the trajectory by your work ethic & teaching

During the recession in late 2008 the first thing to go was training & development. What was the long-lasting effect of this decision?

When it comes to developing our own potential, how much responsibility is our own?

For the answers to the above questions, listen to the podcast! After you do, we’d love for you to leave your thoughts below!

Winsight Episode 43: Excellence

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

Excellence is the standard in sports and winning is the ultimate goal. But winning doesn’t happen overnight, it comes through creating great habits and sticking to them.

Here are some highlights of the episode:

  • Greg Popovich just passed 1,000 wins as an NBA coach. How did he do it?
  • The daily grind is what kills excellence
  • The question you have to ask yourself is, “Am I willing to do the work to accomplish my goals?”
  • Instead of setting goals, set habits of greatness. It’s something you can accomplish daily.

What does excellence mean to you? How do you reach and maintain that standard?

Winsight Episode 42: Succession Plan

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Have you thought about who your “replacement” is? It doesn’t matter if it’s a formal position or just someone you see potential in. What matters is that you want to invest in someone.

In this episode about succession planning, here are the points covered:

– In sports, teams are always rebuilding with new talent

– Similar to the corporate world, building your talent pipeline is crucial because the knowledge will eventually “leave the room”

– At the heart of leadership development, who will take your place?

– This is bigger than you, so who are you investing in?

Think about who is your successor. What will you do this week to engage that relationship further?

Winsight Episode 41: Leaving a Legacy

coach k, duke basketball

This past week Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach of the Duke Blue Devils won his 1,000th game.

Look at his list of accomplishments:

40 years as Head Coach. 4 NCAA Titles, 11 Final Fours, 12 ACC Titles, 13 ACC Tournament Championships

2 Gold Medals: 2008 & 2012, 2 FIBA Championships 2010 & 2014, Assistant Coach 1992 Dream Team

What’s impressive is the impact/legacy that he’s left with others. In this episode we’ll discuss the following:

  • What’s really important as a leader?
  • Who are your “followers” and what are they following?
  • How are you staying relevant?
  • Title vs. Testimony

So what type of legacy do you want to leave? What do you want to be known for? Share your thoughts below!

Winsight Episode 40: Stronger Than Leadership

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With Super Bowl week upon us it’s all about the match-ups. But what if I told you the reason the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are meeting in Super Bowl 49 is much deeper…even more than leadership?

In this episode, I’ll talk Super Bowl, Zappos and why they matter to your professional and personal life.

Here are some highlights of the podcast:

  • The genius of Pete Carroll
  • What Zappos has done and the foundation they’ve done it on
  • What your leadership “lid” is and how it affects your ability to lead
  • Why knowing your values reveals much more about you

After listening to this episode, how much does your leadership ability matter to you? What are your top 3 core values and why? Leave us a comment below and help others win at the game of life!