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    THURSDAY APRIL 17, 2014

     "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.  Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

        Colin Powell



Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Colin Powell



“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”


“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates

which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”


“Get mad, then get over it.”


“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument,

debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”


“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is

the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”


10 Leadership Tenets from Colin Powell, Stanford Business School

1. Successful leaders know how to define their mission, convey it to their subordinates and ensure they have the right tools and training needed to get the job done.

2. “Leadership is all about people…and getting the most out of people.”

3. Leaders should never show fear or anger. “You have to have a sense of optimism.”

4. Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.

5. Leadership is about conveying a sense of purpose in a selfless manner and creating conditions of trust while displaying moral and physical courage.

6. A false leader is someone who fails to get the necessary resources for his or her staff to do their jobs.

7. “The best leaders are those who can communicate upward the fears and desires of

their subordinates, and are willing to fight for what is needed. If not, the organization will weaken and crumble.”

8. When something fails, a true leader learns from the experience and puts it behind

him. “You don’t get reruns in life. Don’t worry about what happened in the past.”

9. Good leaders must know how to reward those who succeed and know when to retrain, move, or fire ineffective staff.

10. “You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Grantland Rice



“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”


“Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.”


“Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day’s journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend.”


“Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.”


“You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life.”


“Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine. But those are aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Tom Wolfe



“If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.”


“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”


“I never forget. I never forgive. I can wait. I find it very easy to harbor a grudge. I have scores to settle.”


“Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America — that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. At any rate, that is how it seemed to young George Webber, who was never so assured of his purpose as when he was going

somewhere on a train. And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there. It was only when he got there that his homelessness began.”


“This is man, who, if he can remember ten golden moments of joy and happiness out of

all his years, ten moments unmarked by care, unseamed by aches or itches, has power to lift himself with his expiring breath and say: “I have lived upon this earth and known glory!”


“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”


“A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.”


“We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th

of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.”


“America – It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, April 14, 2014 – Jack London



“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise.

And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.”


“The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. He was quick and alert in

the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances.”


“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong

them. I shall use my time.”


“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”


“There are things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice. The right and wrong of this we cannot say, and it is not for us to judge.”


“He lacked the wisdom, and the only way for him to get it was to buy it with his youth;

and when wisdom was his, youth would have been spent buying it”


“San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.”


“If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Jack Nicklaus



The Magnificent Masters, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliff-Hanger at Augusta,


“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.”


“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.”


“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.”


“Don’t be too proud to take lessons. I’m not.”


“Focus on remedies, not faults.”


“How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us
through life.”


“I like trying to win. That’s what golf is all about. “


“I’m a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don’t enjoy.”


“My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Sam Snead



“Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.”


“Forget your opponents; always play against par.


“Golf is played with the arms.”


“If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.”


“Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players’ minds the next time out.”


“Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.”


“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”


“Practice puts brains in your muscles.”


“The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, April 11, 2014 - Ben Hogan



“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play

one round.”


“Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”


“I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.”


“I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.”


“Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf."


“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”


“Shoot a lower score than everybody else.”


“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. “


“The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.”


“I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Seve Ballesteros


You are terribly missed at The Masters Seve……”Fantastica!”



“I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, ‘I am going to bury you.”


“To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.”


“I don’t see any players who really impress me from either side of the Atlantic, to be honest. There are a lot of players with great talent and a great future ahead. But impress me? I don’t get impressed that easily.”


“I’d like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everyone would have to play from the rough, not just me.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Bobby Jones



“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”


“It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it.”


“Some people think they are concentrating when they’re merely worrying.”


“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.”


“Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But this is certainly not the case.”


“Sometimes the game of golf is just too difficult to endure with a golf club in your hands.”


Robert Tyre Jones, Jr retired from golf in 1930, at the age of 28, still an amateur, having just won the Grand Slam. Grantland Rice wrote of him:

“One might as well attempt to describe the smoothness of the wind as to paint a clear picture of his complete swing. A consummate gentleman, he also possessed wit, a temper and a keen intellect, and all of these are evident in his many insights into golf and life.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Billy Casper



“Try to think where you want to put the ball not where you don’t want it to go.”


“Play every shot so that the next one will be the easiest that you can give yourself.”


“Think ahead. Golf is a next-shot game.”


“He congratulated me, … and I put my arm around him and said, ‘I’m sorry.’ At a time

like that, you really feel for a fellow competitor. People still focus on the total collapse of Arnie, but they don’t realize I shot 32 on the back nine to force that playoff. There were only 15 rounds under par at Olympic in ’66, and I had four of them.” Billy Casper to Arnold Palmer after Casper won the 1966 US Open at The Olympic Club

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After A National Championship Game On Monday Night It Will Be Time For…..Spring……Golf……Bobby Jones……the Augusta National Golf Club……The Masters




…and after a National Championship Game on Monday night it will be time for…..Spring……Golf……Bobby Jones……the Augusta National Golf Club……The Masters.

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