Steve Kerr Unique Coach

Steve Kerr unique coach
Photo by Keith Allison

I was super happy to see Steve Kerr featured on one of my go-to coaching podcasts Finding Mastery.

Kerr is one of my favorite coaches working today due to his unique perspectives on the game, teaching, and team building.  He combines creativity, intelligence, thoughtfulness, competitiveness and the social awareness of other greats like Dean Smith or Greg Poppovich.

Kerr has won eight championships–five as a player and three as a coach.

In fact, he is the first person to win three championships as coach and three as a player. I did not know that prior to listening to this podcast.

He definitely possesses tactical knowledge and game insights, but he is also aware of the needs of elite athletes in terms of building confidence, providing challenge and providing information. That’s a particular balance.

Here is the Finding Mastery podcast interview of Kerr.

The value that means the most to our team is joy, and its reflected in the way we play.

 

Love to Read. Podcasts Devoted to Books

Do you love to read? Are you often searching for great coaching books? Me too. I also love to walk to work in the morning and listen to podcasts.

So I am happy when I can combine these two favorites and listen to podcasts focused on books on my walk. Tim Ferris of The Four Hour Work Week fame devotes quite a few of his podcasts episodes to books. My favorite of these was with Josh Waitzkin the author of The Art of Learning.

I imagine most of you have heard about Tim Ferris and his podcast.  So, here’s two you may not have heard about:

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