The Coach of Champions Blog

Changing the Status Quo

Leading Through Change  INTRODUCTION  What does it take to change the status quo? It takes a change agent that is willing to be bold, a person with the energy to exhaust themselves into getting the train back on track and a creative thinker that is firm but has the wisdom to be flexible. But, first and foremost you must understand the situation of the status quo. Understanding allows the change agent the opportunity to better engage with the problematic issues. Often times the group itself does not know how they arrived at the status quo or why it has become […]

The Difference Between Being a Father and Being a REal Dad by Bo Porter “The Coach of Champions”

Many years ago, I realized the difference between a father and a REal Dad. They both may get up and go to work to provide for their family even if they dislike their jobs. Not just to put a roof over their family and food on the table, but also to give them the ability to afford extras like private school, basketball camps, personal trainers, or a family vacation. They both may be physically “present” at their kids’ sports games or events. However, the “difference’” I’m speaking of is deeper, more under-the-surface and more vital to each and every kid. […]

Change vs Transition

The Magic of Opening Day For 24 years and counting, professional baseball has been a major part of my life. Yet, the one feeling that never gets old, is the excitement of Opening Day. Nearly 150 years after its founding, baseball stands above all other sports as America’s national pastime. And no other game during the regular 162-game season is as eagerly anticipated as Opening Day. It’s the one day that every team is tied for first place; and, thousands of fans pile into ballparks across the country to soak in this larger than life experience. My 10-year-old son Bryce […]