The world as our school

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years, she has been passionate about establishing and developing … Web: www.ddjmyers.com Details The best of learning involves no school at all; “the world is school enough,” says George Leonard, a Zen philosopher and expert in Aikido. Our world today is opportunistic in its learning.  Yet, there are no roadmaps, no curriculum, and no solidified outcomes. The path of mastery is not a goal; it is a process, a journey, every day in the boardroom, corner office, in the back office, and on the front line.“By the middle of the morning, I feel as if my shoes are stuck in tar,” stated one CEO. There is no map to guide us on this journey or even to show it. The world “can be viewed as a prodigious journey against mastery” per Leonard. The good news is there are many others stuck in the tar by 10:00 am who share and learn together. An opportunistic perspective is we have many opportunities to advance our leadership mastery, every day. If you’ve ever had a tennis coach, think about your first lessons and how your teacher fed balls over the net. Your feet moved from side to side as you learned to use your racquet to take action and hit the ball over the net. The teacher knew your level of mastery in tennis and guided your learning pace to advance through different levels.  Learning requires practice in holding the racquet and watching the trajectory of the ball. Hitting the ball requires action, which means moving. Moving requires choice. Choice evolves mastery. Learning in action requires understanding your choices in effective leadership. Recognize the choices, sometimes oblique, that require being collaborative, inclusive, consensus-oriented, directive, cautious, influencing, or supportive.None of us has had to lead through a pandemic, social unrest, incredibly serious social justice issues, vivid polarizing narratives, financial instability punctuated with members, friends, and family, literally fighting fires. So what! What does this mean? It means we keep moving forward, ask ourselves the tough questions, donate to causes, be a super role model to our homeschooling children, and connect with employees to ask, “How are you? What do you need?” Move toward the openings. If we listen, the world will be our teacher. last_img read more

Aging Algeria striker scores for club at 45

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World Former Algeria striker Nassim Akrour has signed for French third-tier side Chambery and scored on his debut at the age of 45. Loading… Akrour has been without a club since leaving Ligue 2 side Annecy six months ago and was on target as Chambery won a friendly on Saturday. He is the all-time leading scorer for French side Grenoble with 110 goals in 312 appearances over two stints from 2005 to 2010 and 2013 to 2016.Advertisement The France-born player began his professional career in 1995 at French lower-league side Olympique Noisy-le-Sec before moving to England’s lower divisions with Sutton United and Woking. Read Also:Benzema wants to play for Algeria after being told he can’t play for France  He returned to France in 2000 when he signed for Istres, who he also had two stints with. He played 18 times for Algeria including at the 2002 and 2004 Africa Cup of Nations finals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

FIBA preparing ‘return to play’ guidelines for affiliated federations

first_imgFIBA has established a special Medical Advisory Group (MAG) to review latest scientific knowledge regarding COVID-19 and to advise on the return of international basketball competitions.The MAG includes the Chair and Deputy Chair of the FIBA Medical Commission; the NBA Director of Sports Medicine; the Senior Advisor to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Executive Director; a University of Melbourne Professor, of Medicine specialised in immunology and vaccine research; and, as observer, the IOC Medical Director.Considering the number of requests for information and consultation that they have received, FIBA said the MAG met for a second time on Monday and is currently preparing a set of FIBA Guidelines to National Federations on return to play as well as a basketball-specific Risk Assessment Tool which will be issued following the extraordinary Medical Commission meeting next week.The FIBA Americas Zone Board conducted a meeting last Friday via video conference to address the impact of the current pandemic and the recent adjustments of the Global Competitions in the FIBA Americas Competition Calendar.Coming out of the meeting, it was approved by the Zone Board that the FIBA Men’s AmeriCup 2021 has been rescheduled to be played between September 2 and September 11 2022, while the Women’s AmeriCup will be set for June 20-27, 2021.FIBA’s Zone Board approved the implementation of the New Competition System for the Sub Zone of The Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CONCENCABA) starting in 2021.The new competition systems simplifies the qualification process for the Centrobasket by unifying the Sub-Sub-Zones Youth Competitions, based on last results and current rankings, two National Federations from each Sub-Sub-Zone (CBC & COCABA) will be qualified directly for the Centrobaskets for the four-year cycle.For the current cycle, the National Federations of Mexico (if in compliance, currently suspended) and Panama (from COCABA), and, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (from CBC) will qualify directly to the Centrobasket.The rest of the National Federations will participate in the newly created Centrobasket Qualifying Tournament for four spots in the respective Centrobasket (U-15/U-17).All youth Centrobaskets will continue to qualify three national teams to the respective FIBA Americas Championships (U-16/U-18).The Americas Regional Office, along with the Sub Zones (North America, CONCENCABA and CONSUBASQUET) are monitoring the conditions in each of the participating countries, including hosts, and will assess the competitions of the second semester by end June.Meanwhile, during this suspension period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIBA has initiated several virtual programmes to keep the basketball communities active and together.The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has current men’s National coach Junior Hercules and former head coach Lugard Mohan participating in FIBA’s Virtual Coaching Sessions, while Sileena Arjune will be part of the Adelante – Women in Basketball Forum.last_img read more

Purple & Bold: LeBron James is watching Zion Williamson through a unique lens

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“When I first saw it I was like, ‘Oh sh–,’ like everybody else,” James said. “He ripped through his shoe making a routine move that he’s made countless times. Second thing that went through my mind was kind of the same injury that I had on Christmas day. My other side slipped and the other side took the punishment. His left foot slipped and busted out his shoe and his right knee …“I have no comment on what he should do for his future,” James went on, in regard to whether he thought Williamson should forego the remainder of the college season. “If he needed any advice, he could find a way to find me. But it’s not for you guys; it’s not for someone to go sit across the table and say, ‘LeBron said this about this kid.’”Fair enough. But because the kid – perhaps you’ve heard? – officially will be lacing ’em up tonight for the first time as an NBA player today when the New Orleans Pelicans face the San Antonio Spurs (6:30 p.m., ESPN), let’s consider some of what James has said about him.Before Williamson was hurt last February, James made the 35-minute aerial commute to Charlottesville, Virginia, with agent Rich Paul and Lakers teammates Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Rajon Rondo to catch Williamson’s second-ranked Blue Devils defeat the No. 4 Cavaliers.“What strikes me? His agility and his quickness,” James said then to ESPN. “For his size, how strong he is, to be able to move like the way he moves, he’s very impressive. I mean, everybody can see the athleticism. That’s obvious, that’s ridiculous. But the speed and the quickness that he moves (with) at that size is very impressive.” And then last May, on his HBO show “The Shop,” James shared more thoughts on Williamson, whose play and potential has generated buzz fit for The King, earning high praise and the high pressure that come with those regular comparisons.“I’ve watched him a lot over the last year,” James said of Williamson, who was on the verge of leaving college to become the No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s draft. “Obviously I was with everybody (in regard to) him coming out of high school. I was like, ‘OK, all this competition that he’s playing against, these little short-a– white kids, he’s dunking on them, dunking over (them) every single time. Can he play? Can he play, like can he play ball?’“And you know, the one thing that I noticed with his one year at Duke, that his energy was infectious, man,” James said. “Every possession it seemed like he could make a difference on the outcome of the game.”Finally, after the 6-foot-6, 284-pound forward missed the Pelicans’ first 44 games while recovering from a surgically repaired lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, James – whose Lakers face the Knicks today at Madison Square Garden – and the rest of us will start to learn how Williamson’s game translates in the NBA.“I’m always open for guys like that, I know a little bit of what he’s going through,” James said before this season’s opener, soon after the news broke that Williamson would need knee surgery.“If he wants some guidance and tips, I got him. But I’m not gonna do it for you guys.”The Lakers (34-9) are 2-0 this season against a Zion-less Pelicans (17-27) squad. The teams will face each other twice more, on Feb. 25 at Staples Center and March 1 in New Orleans.— Mirjam SwansonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.More readingTour LeBron – The Lakers star showed up to surprise 50 New York teens who’ll benefit from a free yearlong membership to the City Bike program.‘Disrespectful’ – James on debris thrown at his son Bronny during Sierra Canyon’s game on Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts.The worst – The megawatt game that wasn’t Monday – and why.Being a social media cult hero has its drawbacks – Checking in with Alex Caruso, whose popularity boosted him to fourth place in All-Star fan voting among Western Conference guards.You’ve got mail – Kyle Goon shared his expertise on everything you wanted to know about, from Jason Kidd to what the first-place Lakers still might want.Defensive effort – Kyle Kuzma wants to give it.Zion Watch – Remember when James and Anthony Davis sat courtside to see Zion take on the Knicks in Summer League action?It’s official – Dwight Howard will compete in the slam dunk contest.center_img Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday, Jan. 22 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.A Lakers’ media availability last February delivered another reminder of LeBron James’ role as a superstar – and as a superstar spokesman, the leading voice on matters related to his sport and fellow superstars alike.Because Zion Williamson had just blown through his shoe in the opening minute of Duke’s game against North Carolina the previous night (a frightening, freaky incident that resulted in a Grade 1 mild right knee sprain), James was asked about it.He offered a perspective that day that was honest, empathetic, ultimately professional.last_img read more

LSU vs. Oklahoma odds, predictions, betting trends for College Football Playoff semifinal

first_imgMORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderOklahoma won a fifth straight Big 12 championship and is making a third straight Playoff appearance under coach Lincoln Riley. Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts leads a talented offense that finished second in the FBS in total yards (554.2) and fifth in points per game (43.2). Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is a game-breaker, and the defense improved under new coordinator Alex Grinch. Oklahoma, however, will be without starting defensive end Ronnie Perkins, as well as running back Rhamondre Stevenson and receiver Trejan Bridges, who were suspended on Wednesday.There will be a surplus of first-round NFL talent on the field when these teams hook up. With that in mind, here’s everything you need for the Peach Bowl Playoff semifinal:Oklahoma vs. LSUSpread: LSU -13.5Point total: 75.5Moneyline: LSU -500, Oklahoma +380LSU is a 13.5-point favorite according to Sports Insider. The line opened at -11 and has continued to trend up heading closer to kickoff.Oklahoma vs. LSU all-time seriesThe Tigers and Sooners split two previous meetings — both in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma beat LSU 35-0 to cap a perfect season on Jan. 2, 1950. The Tigers, however, returned the favor with a 21-14 victory in the BCS championship game on Jan. 4, 2004.MORE: College football bowl picks, predictionsThree trends to know— The Tigers are 2-1 against the spread in bowl games and 5-2 against the spread on neutral sites under Orgeron. They have the same record straight up in those situations.— Oklahoma is 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 straight up as an underdog; it’s 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 straight up on neutral sites under Lincoln Riley since 2017.— The Sooners played shootouts against SEC teams in the last two Playoff semifinals. They totaled 102 points with Georgia in a 54-48 double-overtime loss in 2017 and totaled 79 points with Alabama in a 45-34 loss last season.Three things to watchRunning quarterbacksHurts has two starts against LSU from his time with Alabama, and in a different scheme he was a factor with his legs, averaging 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown in those two victories. If he has similar success against a Tigers defense that has allowed 119.6 rushing yards per game, the Sooners will have more success in the air. Oklahoma’s rush defense isn’t that much worse than LSU’s at 132.1 yards per game, but Burrow can also be a factor with his scrambling ability. Burrow averaged 12.5 carries and 52.5 rushing yards in victories against Georgia and Alabama.Big-play receiversFive players in this game had more than 40 receptions this season: Oklahoma’s tandem of Lamb (58 catches, 1,208 yards, 14 touchdowns) and Charleston Rambo (42 catches, 734 yards, five touchdowns) and LSU’s Chase (73 catches, 1,498 yards, 18 touchdowns), Justin Jefferson (88 catches, 1,207 yards, 14 touchdowns) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (50 catches, 399 yards one touchdown), whose status is unclear due of a hamstring injury. LSU’s Terrace Marshall Jr. (37 catches, 545 yards, 10 touchdowns) is yet another weapon. Burrow and Hurts will have more than enough opportunities to make big plays through the air.Burrow in the momentBurrow won the Heisman Trophy and has become the darling of awards season, especially after his emotional speech raised money for impoverished people in Southeast Ohio. Cam Newton (2010) and Jameis Winston (2013) led their teams to national championships after winning the Heisman Trophy, but those runs were before the Playoff era; no Heisman-winning quarterback has accomplished that since. Burrow already re-wrote the record book in the SEC — can he be the reason why LSU reclaims its place atop college football?MORE: Expert strategy tips | Three value picks No. 1 LSU (13-0) meets No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.LSU led the nation in total offense (554.3) with the help of Heisman Trophy winner — and Sporting News Player of the Year — Joe Burrow. The Tigers scored 47.8 points per game (finishing third nationally), and coach Ed Orgeron has a roster flush with All-American talent. That includes first-team SN All-Americans Ja’Marr Chase, Derek Stingley Jr. and Grant Delpit. The Tigers racked up five top-10 victories during the regular season. Stat that mattersOklahoma ranked 129th in the FBS with 75.08 penalty yards per game this season, and the Sooners have the worst turnover margin among the Playoff teams at -7. This team is capable of getting into a shootout with the Tigers, but a few turnovers and penalties could swing that in LSU’s direction. Oklahoma must be better in both departments.Oklahoma vs. LSU predictionThe Sooners led Georgia 31-17 at halftime two years ago and trailed Alabama 31-10 last year. If the Tigers jump out to an early lead, then Oklahoma could be in trouble. LSU will put pressure on Hurts early after a few quick scoring drives, but the Sooners will respond and be within one score at halftime. Ultimately, it’s a Hurts turnover in the second half that opens the door for Burrow, and he closes it with a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. LSU wins a shootout.Final scoreLSU 41, Oklahoma 31last_img read more