During my five years in the program -- four years playing and one year as a student assistant coach -- Coach Tom Izzo guided us to three Big Ten championships, three NCAA Final Four appearances and an NCAA championship.
During my five years in the program -- four years playing and one year as a student assistant coach -- Coach Tom Izzo guided us to three Big Ten championships, three NCAA Final Four appearances and an NCAA championship.Those years playing ball taught me some important things that helped me become the CEO of a well-performing business. As in basketball, success in business means working hard, looking for ways to improve and adjusting to new situations. Switch things up and look to innovate -- but stick to your core strengths.Here's how you too can prepare for what could be the biggest moments of your life -- in business basketball. Just don’t forget that you have to take on top-seeded Duke in the next round. Take a moment to recognize your team and accomplishments.
The ability to motivate staff, connect with clients and adjust to changing industry conditions will ultimately determine the success of your company.
Strategic Planning can be a very vital part of your programs success now and into the future.
These questions will hopefully unlock some of the thought processes for you to start on your way in defining the business environment.
Objectives The objectives of your business need to be structured in such a way that they are meaningful and able to be easily understood by everyone in the sporting organisation, program or team.
Some of initial steps you will need to explore include: Business Environment Sounds pretty straight forward but when you ask many people to describe the environment in which they see their business it often can provide some very startling answers.
Some of the things to think about here are what type of product or service are you looking to sell?These are: Specific; your objectives should have a defined target (for example an increase basketball recruits)Measureable; your objective should have a defined target (for example an increase basketball recruits by 5%)Attainable; your objective should be able to be achieved by your organisation.There is no use setting an objective which requires ten staff if you only have three (for example an increase basketball recruits by 5% beyond our capacity).Strategic planning for a sporting organisation, program or team does not need to be a complicated process.It does require however that when working through the process that the individual needs, wants and differences of the entity are explored fully to help ensure overall success in the immediate environment or community.Against the odds, you’ve made it to the final round.You and your team have spent countless hours at the office -- working late into the night and on weekends, too -- focused on making your business a success and nailing presentations that could push your company to the next level.Despite competitive pressures, your hard work paid off.The business plan is operating even better than expected -- and you’ve been a little lucky too.Michigan State -- just like Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin -- has devoted itself to practicing, conditioning, learning plays and gelling as a unit.Assistant coaches, trainers and various support personnel play a huge role backing the players.