Leadership Rigor

Erica Peitler

with Erica Peitler

Leadership Coach

Leadership Rigor

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Moe and Erica have a conversation around the idea that how you lead is the precursor to what you can achieve as a leader.

The Winning Ingredients that Exceptional Leaders Share

On August 5, 2014 the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as the first paid female assistant coach in the NBA.  After a phenomenal 16-year run in the WNBA, Hammon will work along side championship coach Gregg Popovich on ‘scouting, game-planning and the day-to-day grind of practice.’  As one who holds ‘Pop’ in the highest regard, this was just another demonstration  of his idiosyncratic leadership style – seeing what others miss, acting when most just think, and always, always looking to the future.    

It’s no accident that Fortune named ‘Pop’ as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders for 2014.  Not only has he won five NBA Championships, six Western Conference titles, and three coach of the year awards; ask him about his legacy, and you’re likely to hear about the relationships he has formed with his players and coaches.  “As cool as it would be to hire you…” he shared with Hammon before committing to her “….you have to be qualified, and I have to make sure that you’re qualified.”  

Always true to his military upbringing, the future Hall of Fame coach isn’t much for words; still as Erica Peitler explains; it’s this one ingredient that celebrates his true uniqueness.