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What I loved about Malcolm Gladwell's 'Outliers' is that it emphasizes the need for mastery -- 10,000 hours of practice for anything to achieve mastery.

By Marissa Levin | June 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Let Gary be Gary

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski gets a bit animated. Bobby Knight once through a chair across the court. Some coaches just go wild during games.

By Tom Heath | March 15, 2010; 08:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Poise counts

Now more than ever, our young people need to be taught how to achieve in the face of adversity with composure and poise.

By Tynesia Boyea-Robinson | March 15, 2010; 05:57 PM ET | Comments (5)

The true test of a coach

We often forget that the real emphasis should be on the athletes' education and preparation for the future.

By Cleve Francis | March 15, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (7)

Cool coaches

Too much cool can be disastrous. Last season, the Redskins' Jim Zorn never lost his cool. He did lose his job. His team lacked the passion to win.

By Patricia McGuire | March 15, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Whatever works

Coach Gary Williams uses an in-your-face approach to get his team to produce results. His style is working for his team.

By Ashok Bajaj | March 15, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

What really counts

The coach has to infiltrate his team, yet remain apart from it so he can shape it. He has to be one with the players, but not one of them.

By Seth Kahan | March 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Extroverts and introverts

What you see is what you get with most extroverts, so players on a team usually know what the coach wants and where they stand. It tends to be an energizing force when it works.

By Hile Rutledge | March 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Finger-jabbing motivation

The human psyche gets energized by passion, and with Gary Williams, the passion comes in the form of sweaty suits.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | March 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

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