Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Krzyzewski Helped an Officer Become a Leader

Timing is everything! Late last week, my friend, Tom Glass, made me aware of the article below, detailing the longstanding relationship between Duke's Coach K and one of his former players - now an Army officer serving in Iraq.

On the day that the article ran in the New York Times, I had had lunch at Harvard Business School with Dr. Scott Snook, who teaches leadership and organizational behavior. Scott formerly ran the Leadership Development Center at West Point. Over lunch, one of the many topics we discussed was the case study that Dr. Snook is finishing up, comparing and contrasting the coaching styles of Bobby Knight and Coach K. Both coaches have a West Point connection, and Dr. Snook knows them both. I look forward to reading the case study when it is ready for publication, and hope to publish excerpts from it here. Stay tuned . . .

In the meantime, enjoy the article below.

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