- Do Unto Others...
- They know character is defined by the way they treat those who cannot help them
In the fall of 1993, a prominent Chicago personality decided to host a Thanksgiving dinner benefiting 650 underprivileged children. As part of the program, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Easter Bunny were invited to join the kids that night.
As he was waiting in line, one little boy began to cry. The host went to him immediately and asked him what was wrong. "I can't believe it," the boy said. "I can't believe Santa Claus is here and that Santa would come all the way from the North Pole just to see me."
How Roy Williams Motivates His Team
Roy Williams knows about expectations. The veteran coach of the University of North Carolina’s vaunted basketball program has, in years past, fielded teams of which little was expected. And he has come to play with teams when anything less than a championship would seem, at least in the public eye, a failure.
Williams doesn’t hesitate in saying which he prefers: “Give me great players and big goals anytime.”
- When All Else Fails...
- The truly great know how - and when - to adjust their game plan.
Mike Flynt was one of the toughest linebackers in the Lone Star Conference when he was playing for Sul Ross State University, and as that team's senior captain, he had the Lobos ready for a breakout year in 1970. Flynt's toughness, often displayed by his willingness to scrap at the drop of a hat, became a negative when he got into one too many fights. On the eve of his senior season, coaches kicked Flynt from the team. Not only did the fight end Flynt's college career, it led to the unraveling of the Lobos season.
For 37 years, he carried the burden of letting his teammates down because he couldn't control his fists.