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The Carolina Way: Leadership

A leader’s job is to develop committed followers. Great leaders, like Coach Smith, inspire their teams to believe so deeply in their mission that they become immersed in what they’re doing. They work hard naturally. Average leaders inspire their subordinates to just enough to get by, just enough to get raises or keep their jobs. They become “transnational employees”; they see their jobs as commodities, so they become focused on the minimum level of acceptable performance, on what they have to do to get paid. Such employees view extra effort as “unfair.” If they are offered more pay elsewhere, better “deals” they leave. Bad leaders destroy their follows’ sense of commitment.

Gerald D. Bell excerpt from Dean Smith, The Carolina Way

 

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The Carolina Way: Collaboration

 In a summer physical education class I once taught at the Air Force Academy there was one young man who shot every time he touched the ball. Exasperated from watching him, I pulled his four teammates off the court. He asked who would throw the ball inbounds to him. “You understand that it takes at least one more player,” I said to him.

-Dean Smith, The Carolina Way, p. 29

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Friday Quote

When you shout, usually it is because you are short of arguments.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

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The Carolina Way: Teach Process

I tried to focus on the process rather than the result. I think that’s the best way to teach.

Dean Smith

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Friday Quote

The emotional aspect of the teacher-student relationship is much more important than the traditional advice on methods and techniques of lecturing would suggest.”

Ramsen, P. (2003). Learning to Teach in Higher Education (2nd ed). London: Routledge & Falmer.

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Friday Quote

Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person’s ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me. Neither the Bible nor the prophets – neither Freud nor research – neither the revelations of God nor man – can take precedence over my own direct experience.

My experience is not authoritative because it is infallible. It is the basis of authority because it can always be checked in new primary ways. In this way its frequent error or fallibility is always open to correction.

-Carl Rogers

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Friday Quote

I was walking in Bali, and saw a bunch of people in a clearing having a ball because somebody they really liked had just died, and I realized that everything was just how you decided to think about it. Sometimes people let the same problems make them miserable for years when they should just say so what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.

My mother didn’t love me. So what.

My husband won’t ball me. So what.

I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do you never forget.

Andy Warhol 

 

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Friday Quote

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

-Flannery O’Connor

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Friday Quote

Few institutions that would survive among the power structures of our culture can afford the presence of an individual who would challenge the merit of their rules, nor dare they embrace a code of conduct or administration that does not see, and yield to, the collectivist denominators of this time.

Clyfford Still

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Image Credit: Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY)

 

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Friday Quote

I believe that a good facilitator of learning should spend the majority of preparation time in making resources available to the young people with whom he or she works. To a large extent with all children, but outstandingly with bright children, it is not necessary to teach them, but they do need resources to feed their interests. It takes a great deal of imagination, thought, and work to provide such opportunities.

-Carl Rogers

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