Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Coach Carter's Rules

Coach Carter (2005) Timo Cruz: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
The drive to get and try again after failing comes from your will to succeed #HoskWisdom
I was reading Insights Into Liberating Leadership: How to become a great leader and create a lasting legacy and the book suggested to watch the film Coach Carter to see a good example of a great leader in action.
I watched the film which was very entertaining 
Coach Carter took a team who won 4 games in a season into a team who where undefeated in their first 13 games. He gives his team a contract to sign which insists they get a 2.3 and then when some of the team fail to get the right grades he shut the gym and canceled basketball matches. These events caused outrage in town and lead to national press covering the situation.
Coach Carter kept true to his believes, creating a winning basketball team and improved the grades of the basketball team. He personally went on to be a motivational speaker and got a film made of the events where he was played by Samuel L Jackson. You have to admit that is pretty good going
I was motivated to start reading Ken Carter's book Yes Ma'am, No Sir: The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life, where Coach Carter lists Carters rules

My favourite quote is "We must use our experiences to build knowledge", we must learn from our failures and successes.
Coach Ken Carter: Motivational speaker
The quote from this article made me laugh.
When they missed their shots in practice, I made the actors do 100 push-ups. After the first three days or so, they started putting in the extra time so they wouldn't miss their shots.

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