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    At the heart of character is honesty and integrity.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it's tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: lies  respect  right  eyes  rules 
     
    With accomplishments comes confidence and with confidence comes belief. It has to be in that order.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: belief  confidence 
     
    The life expectancy of a team is about eight months. Then the next year, it's a whole new team.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: year 
     
    A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    If you have talent with teamwork, you've got a chance to be a championship team.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: chance  talent  teamwork 
     
    It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: live  decision  courage 
     
    Never let a person's weakness get in the way of their strength.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: weakness  strength 
     
    Communication does not always occur naturally, even among a tight-knit group of individuals. Communication must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: excellence 
     
    I don't look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: leader 
     
    Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: emotion  leader  sorry 
     
    The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: teaching 
     
    When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles. Because you love what you are pursuing, things like rejection and setbacks will not hinder you in your pursuit. You believe that nothing can stop you!
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: believe 
     
    In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family. I BELIEVE IN YOU. Those four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: passion 
     
    It's simply doing what you're supposed to do as well as you can when you're supposed to do it.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    A leader is someone who puts their people in position to be successful all the time
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    You don't just be a team. You become a team. Through tough games you find that you need each other
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: games 
     
    In order to be a winner, you have to look for ways of getting things done and not for reasons why things can't be done. People who live with excuses have things that can't be done hovering around them all the time.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: time  people  live 
     
    Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: funny  thoughts 
     
    Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: truth  meeting 
     
    Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: experience  fun 
     
    The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: truth  people  decision  rules 
     
    I don't think we surprise people. We try to out-execute them.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: people 
     
    Every season is a journey. Every journey is a lifetime.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: journey 
     
    I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: failure  process  right  parent 
     
    A leader may be the most knowledgeable person in the world, but if the players on his team cannot translate that knowledge into action, it means nothing.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: people  world  action  leader 
     
    You should do things because of what your expectations are of yourself.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: expectation 
     
    Leaders show respect for people by giving them time.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: time  people  respect  giving  leader 
     
    Never delegate. Always empower.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    Are you going to show integrity only when someone is watching you - or are you going to show it all the time?
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: integrity 
     
    Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: growth  simplicity 
     
    Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: leader 
     
    Don't worry about losing. Think about winning.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: worries  winning 
     
    That's what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that's great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: games 
     
    Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team
    — Mike Krzyzewski
    tags: goal 
     
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    mike krzyzewski
    Birth    : February 13, 1947
    Occupation  : Basketball Coach

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