Category Archives: Sports

Sports Lessons: Manly Ice Hockey

[October 3, 2017]  If there ever was a poll taken of senior military leaders asking whether they played a sport growing up as a child, I would wager that each and every one would answer they participated in at least one sport.  Leadership is something that requires an experience of a lifetime and the sooner… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Full Contact Jousting

[April 12, 2017]  Jousting is an old European martial sport originating sometime in the High Middle Ages1 and being popular among the Anglo-Norman knighthood because it showed courage, strength, endurance, and glory.  Today it’s being revived and it is a manly endeavor.  Some say it is accurately described as the world’s most dangerous sport in… Read More »

Chicago Cubs Win, but that’s not all …

[November 5, 2016]  I love baseball.  It’s an American sport that gives plenty enjoyment and its fun to watch, think about strategy, and have a good time with friends.  Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for winning the World Series in an exciting final game 7.  The last time they won was in 1908! But that’s… Read More »

U.S. Women’s Volleyball Olympic Team

[August 9, 2016]  Practice makes you strong and competition makes you stronger.  My wife and I watched the U.S. Women’s Volleyball Olympic team comeback performance to beat the Netherland’s team 3-2 in five games.  Wow, exciting game.  But what is it that makes this – or any sporting game – of interest to those of… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Manly Bronco Riding

[March 1, 2016]  College football coach “Bear” Bryant once said that it’s not the will to win that matters, “it’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”  Although a great football coach, Bryant would also have made an exceptional bronco riding coach because preparation is the key to staying on a wildly bucking horse… Read More »

Alabama Football Team Wins Championship

[January 12, 2016]  There are those who have said that defense doesn’t win championships, special teams and big plays win championships.  Some truth here but it’s really great coaching, leadership, and quality training programs are the biggest factors.  Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, the coaches, and staffs for their win last night… Read More »

The Art of Manliness

[September 15, 2015]  I am taking a little detour into a lighthearted discussion about the Art of Manliness.  In doing so I want to accomplish two things; first, to draw attention to an internet blog dedicated to the lost art of manliness and second, to reinforce a theme of mine here at theLeaderMaker.com about manly… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Manly Bull Racing

[August 13, 2015]  Baseball is in full swing across the United States and I enjoy any day that I can go see a contest between two good ball teams.  Sports are an outlet where people of all types can enjoy competition among teams.  The more local a sport the better because that is where the… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Manly Sumo Wrestling

[April 20, 2015] Sports teach us many lessons in leadership and Sumo wrestling is one sport that is fundamental to understanding attributes of successful leaders as any other. Some sports teach us about manhood and the Japanese team game of the Sumo is one that requires its participants to be strong, dedicated, and respectful. In… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Baseball Leadership

[April 05, 2015] When my friends and I played little league baseball as young boys, our coach would tell us we had to have heart to play well. He was also adamant that we help move the game along briskly so our families would enjoy it more as spectators. Today, decades later, Major League Baseball… Read More »