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What DO The Best Do Differently

A free video series intended to accelerate your path on your journey to greatness
by taking advantage of lessons from the best leaders of our generation.

What DO The Best Do Differently

Over the course of the last three decades, some of the biggest names in sports and
business have invited Don to help them tell their story in a book.

Here are some of the words they’ve written or
said about the experience afterwards.

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Humble

It’s Personal

They hate to lose more than they love to win.

Rubbing Elbows

Rubbing Elbows

They understand the value of association.

Believe

Believe

They have faith in a higher power.

Contagious Enthusiasm

Contagious Enthusiasm

They are positive thinkings… They are enthusiastic… and that enthusiasm pays off.

Hope for the Best, But...

Hope for the Best, But…

They prepare for all possibilities before they step on the field.

What Off-Season?

What Off-Season?

They are always working towards the next game… The goal is what’s ahead, and there’s always something ahead.

Visualize Victory

Visualize Victory

They see victory before the game begins.

Inner Fire

Inner Fire

They use adversity as fuel.

Ice in their Veins

Ice in their Veins

They are risk-takers and don’t fear making a mistake.

When all else Fails

When all else Fails

They know how – and when – to adjust their game plan.

Ultimate Teammate

Ultimate Teammate

They will assume whatever role is necessary for the team to win.

Not Just About the Benjamins

Not Just About the Benjamins

They don’t play just for the money.

Hard Workers

Do Unto Others

They know character is defined by how they treat those who cannot help them.

When No One is Watching

When No One is Watching

They are comfortable in the mirror… they live their life with integrity.

When Everyone is Watching

When Everyone is Watching

They embrace the idea of being a role model.

Records are made to be Broken

Records are made to be Broken

They know their legacy isn’t what they did on the field. They are well rounded.

Great Teams Understand Their

Great Teams Understand Their “WHY”

They are connected to a Greater purpose.

Learn how to constantly remind your players and employees of who they are in service of while being acutely aware of downstream beneficiaries.

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Great Teams Have And Develop Leaders

Great Teams Have And Develop Leaders

They sustain success by placing a high value on leadership.

Learn the common leadership styles and how to develop the type of management that best fits your team.

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Great Teams Allow Culture to Shape Recruiting

Great Teams Allow Culture to Shape Recruiting

They sustain success by placing a high value on leadership.

Learn the common leadership styles and how to develop the type of management that best fits your team.

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Great Teams Create and Retain Depth

Great Teams Create and Retain Depth

They build a deep bench at all levels of the organization.

Learn how to identify high potentials and keep them engaged with healthy, internal competition.

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Great Teams Have a Roadmap

Great Teams Have a Roadmap

Its leaders build for the future with comprehensive plans.

Learn how to develop a well-designed training program that ensures team members are onboarded with the end goal in mind.

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Great Teams Strive to Build Camaraderie

Great Teams Strive to Build Camaraderie

Its members develop a sense of responsibility through fellowship.

Discover how to infuse camaraderie throughout your team culture to promote a sense of collective direction.

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Great Teams Manage Dysfunction, Friction and Strong Personalities

Great Teams Manage Dysfunction, Friction and Strong Personalities

Great Teams know how to succeed despite adversity and friction.

Learn how to maintain winning results while enduring the inevitable tension, conflict, and turmoil present in most workplace environments.

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Great Teams Build A Mentoring Culture

Great Teams Build A Mentoring Culture

They encourage a mentoring culture inspired by teaching and learning every day.

Find out how to create the ideal mentoring relationship structure through assigning specific roles and responsibilities for all members of the team.

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Great Teams Adjust Quickly to Leadership Changes and Transitions

Great Teams Adjust Quickly to Leadership Changes and Transitions

The most successful teams endure change and keep the established culture intact.

Gain insight in how to prevent stoppages in productivity when mergers, acquisitions, promotions, demotions, or other leadership transitions occur.

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Great Teams Adapt And Embrace Change

Great Teams Adapt And Embrace Change

They understand what sowed winning results in the past might not guarantee future success.

Pick up tips on how the Great Team leaders identify necessary adjustments and quickly conform strategies to fit the changing landscape.

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Great Teams Run Successful Huddles

Great Teams Run Successful Huddles

Meetings, like huddles, are an important part of achieving Greatness.

Master the art of efficient and effective meetings that reduce confusion, heighten engagement, and spark high-performance.

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Great Teams Improve Through Scouting

Great Teams Improve Through Scouting

They scout internally and externally to gain a competitive advantage.

Learn how to find winning results by placing equal value on the study of competitors as well as introspective approaches like self-evaluation, internal trends, and performance reviews.

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Great Teams See Value Others Miss

Great Teams See Value Others Miss

They recognize the opportunity in thinking outside the box.

Identify new channels of success through an emphasis on innovative interpretations of quantitative data, metrics, and hidden gems.

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Great Teams Win In Critical Situations

Great Teams Win In Critical Situations

They thrive and win in high pressure circumstances.

Unlock the ability to finish strong in high-stakes or stressful scenarios by learning how the Great Teams have consistently won the fourth quarter.

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Great Teams Speak A Different Language

Great Teams Speak A Different Language

They speak success into existence.

Discover how to ask the right questions and promote effective communication on a high-performing, underachieving, seasoned or inexperienced team.

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Great Teams Avoid The Pitfalls of Success

Great Teams Avoid The Pitfalls of Success

They seek to sustain success by resisting complacency and other distractions.

Identify the common trappings of success and how the all-time Greats were able to defy human nature, sift temptation, and maintain high-performance.

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Quoting Greatness!

Contagious Enthusiasm
They are positive thinkers… they are enthusiastic… and that enthusiasm rubs off.

For the past twenty years, I have been saving and indexing meaningful quotes I come across that are especially impactful in my personal pursuit of Greatness.

I have always marveled at the ability of some people to say something profound in just a few words and I’ve long found myself pulling these quotes up – or using them in conversation – to help think through a moment.

A couple of years ago I started sharing one quote every day with a few friends and now several thousand folks get them every day (you can join the list here if you’d like)

Recently, I was asked what my top five favorites were and why; and while it was difficult to whittle my list down to just five, my selections are below.


John Wooden

“Make each day your masterpiece.”

– John Wooden

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In five words, Coach Wooden manages to capture the essence of a beautiful day. What does it take to create a masterpiece day for me? Preparation, so that I approach every task will full mindfulness. Coolness and a level head, even in the face of pressure, stress, frustration, and disappointment. A will to go farther than I did the day before, so that I am constantly improving, learning, and adjusting my game plan. It sounds easy…but it is really a lot of work. Seven masterpiece days in a row make a masterpiece week. Four masterpiece weeks make a masterpiece month. Twelve masterpiece months make a masterpiece year—and so on until we have created a masterpiece life.


Oscar Wilde

“Every saint has a past… every sinner has a future.”

– Oscar Wilde

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This is a wonderful encouragement for me on the days when I don’t quite live up to masterpiece standards because it reminds me that while none of us are perfect, none of us are beyond hope, either. It is also an important reminder not to sit in judgment of anyone else. The path that brought them to where they are is deeply personal and something I will never fully understand; likewise, the future remains unwritten and it is up to each of us to choose our destiny.


Stephen R. Covey

“To retain the loyalty of those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent.”

– Stephen R. Covey

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I cannot emphasize enough how significant this bit of wisdom is for leaders in any organization, be it at an office or in a family. When we refuse to engage in gossip, mockery, or pettiness about others, we build trust among those around us because we demonstrate that we will show them the same respect when they are absent—and trust is a cornerstone for any successful team.


Booker T. Washington

“The role of most leaders is to get the people to think more of the leader but the role of the exceptional leader is to get the people to think more of themselves.”

– Booker T. Washington

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A truly Great leader does not seek to build up his or her team only for the time that they are together, but to develop each member’s talent and potential so that the individual will bring success to every team and every endeavor in the future. In this way, leaders are not just invested in a project, but in people.


Zig Ziglar

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”

– Zig Ziglar

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Encouragement is not something we can do once and forget about. It should be part of our regular routine—as much a part of our workday as completing tasks, preparing for meetings, interacting with clients, or returning phone calls and emails…only think of how much more fun it can be! When motivation becomes an inherent part of our team’s DNA, everyone benefits–from our teammates, to our customers and clients, to our families at home who get to see us encouraged and excited.

This last one is probably why I’m always collecting great quotes. They provide me with my daily bath of motivation!

Now, it’s your turn. What are the quotes that have most impacted you by shaping your thinking and guiding your actions? What helps you grow? What challenges you?

Make it a daily ritual to inspire yourself. Check out the quotes we send out as a Daily Dose of Greatness; if that’s not your speed, try an online quote database or a flip-book of inspirational quotes to keep on your desk. A daily dose of wisdom can be one of the Greatest motivators for growth you ever encounter, helping you keep your personal flame lit.

Inspire yourself today!

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Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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