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I watched the Nov. 12 Bears vs. Packers football game with special interest—and not just because I’m a longtime Bears fan leading a Wisconsin-based association. I was also reflecting on the learning going on. For the uninitiated, the Bears organization started playing rookie Mitchell Trubisky as its first-string quarterback on Oct. 9. The No. 2 overall NFL draft pick, Trubisky was a starter for one season at North Carolina before going pro. During that season, he completed nearly 70 percent of his passes for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions playing for a solid team in the competitive Atlantic Coast Conference.So clearly, the Bears drafted a quarterback with potential. But I was thinking that Sunday about how the Bears could develop this talent—and what credit unions could learn from the process. Here are four ways I think the Bears—and your credit union—can bring along the best players, including rookies: When I wrote this column, Trubisky had five starts and led the Bears to victory twice, unfortunately not against the Packers. I’m hoping strategies like the four above will help Trubisky reach his potential and the Bears win more games. I hope they’ll help you develop your team members and achieve your goals, too. Commit to developing future leaders. When the Bears put Trubisky in the starter spot, they committed to helping him succeed. Just by committing to developing Trubisky, the Bears have taken an important first step toward him becoming a successful pro quarterback.Offer opportunities to learn on the job. A key way football players grow is by getting time on the field during a game that counts. You can practice a two-minute drill all day, but the pressure is different in a real game with a real opponent. At CUES, we have a variety of team members leading each of our strategic initiatives. This gives them opportunities to learn while they work for organizational wins. You can do the same in your shop.Look for formal learning opportunities that promote the application of theory. I’m sure the Bears coaches are teaching Trubisky their playbook—plus every QB success technique they can think of. But then they send him out on the practice field—and the game field—to apply what has been taught. When you shop for formal educational offerings for the team members you’re developing, look for ones (like CEO Institute) that include projects that ask attendees to apply their learning directly to their work. Look for educational opportunities that incorporate movement into the learning process. The research is clear that exercising the body has a positive and measurable impact on brain function. Football players have a built-in outlet for physical exercise that should enhance playbook study. Knowing that learning benefits from incorporating exercise, CUES complements formal learning with opportunities to ski, fish, hike or otherwise get outside and get the muscles moving during CUES Symposium: A CEO/Chairman Exchange and its “Execu” programs (Execu/Summit®, Execu/Net™ and its new Execu/Blend™). 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details read more
Fans of the old “Patty Duke Show,” in which look-alike teenagers caused all kinds of mistaken-identity mischief, will recognize what’s happening with Paul George and the Lakers.Apparently there are two of him.There is the Paul George who says he wants to win. And there is also the Paul George who wants to be a Laker.One deals in hope, the other in fiction. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error They can try to trade him to the Lakers, who of course might offer an old Smush Parker jersey and one of Norm Pattiz’s authentic rolled-up programs. Why should the Lakers pay extra today for a guaranteed cheeseburger tomorrow?Or they can trade him to one of the two or three legitimate contenders, who would also be leasing George and would try to get away with offering zero-down. But Cleveland or Boston might spend the season buttering up George and convincing him he should play for titles half the year and spend the other half in L.A.There are problems with that, too.Boston has more first-round picks than Matt Barnes has tattoos. It also can customize a package to get Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, whose contract lasts one year longer than George’s and might fit better with the Celtics’ defense-first posture.Cleveland would be nuts to trade Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love for one year of George. The Cavaliers have nothing else in the cupboard. LeBron James is 32 1/2 and has played 1,277 games. Irving, Love, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith are in the fold through 2020. James’ deal comes up after the 2019 season. They aren’t going to mess with happiness.Perhaps the Pacers will endure half a season with George’s foot out the door. Perhaps they’ll see what they can get at the trade deadline, in case a contender like San Antonio or Houston gets the itch.In any case the Lakers can feel blessed that someone still wants to wear the uniform, without getting one at the mall.Thursday brings the NBA draft, as you might have heard. If the Lakers don’t take Lonzo Ball with Pick No. 2, better check your earthquake insurance.The howls will be louder than in 1987, when the Pacers ignored the great unwashed and chose Reggie Miller over Steve Alford. Miller went to the Hall of Fame and Alford went into coaching, and Miller also spent his entire career in Indianapolis, without a championship, and seems to have survived.If Ball proves himself a playoff-level point guard next season, he will enhance George’s homesickness. But what if the Lakers trade that No. 2 pick for Sacramento’s No. 5 and No. 10? According to one mock draft, those picks would turn into Duke’s 6-foot-8 Jayson Tatum, who was brilliant in February and March, and Gonzaga’s 7-foot Zach Collins.Strength in numbers, you know. Plus, the Lakers still have the No. 28 pick. You don’t lose 237 games in the past four seasons because point guard is your only need.It’s interesting that George specifically mentioned the Lakers, not the Clippers, who have brought in Jerry West to keep the roof intact. The Clippers have yearned for another perimeter scorer and defender, but they would need to pull off some sign-and-trade sorcery to get George and retain their State Farm and Kia Optima spokesmen.Minds can change, too. George is close with Indiana GM Kevin Pritchard and recently said, “I love being part of what he wants to do from Day One.”He also said, in April, “It’s all about bringing a championship to Indiana.”We don’t exactly know which George said what. We do know the Lakers don’t have a Face Of The Franchise. You’re always better off with two. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut since they both scored 23.7 points a game last season, can the Lakers assemble a 1-2 doppelganger punch, sort of like the Klitschko brothers?There is one way for the real Paul George, Palmdale native, to make sense of this. He can go somewhere to win the 2018 NBA championship, and then he can sign with the Lakers as a free agent.Over the weekend his agent told the Pacers that George wouldn’t be returning after next season. That was interpreted as a betrayal in the Hoosier State, but George’s defenders say he was merely being out-front, preparing his one and only NBA team for the awful truth so it can take action.Except now the Pacers have all the leverage of an ant picking up a sledgehammer.They can hang onto George and listen to him get booed all year, and then get nothing for him next summer. read more
BILL NEAL:10 First of all, and just so you know, I am not at “My spot” for the game so stop looking for me. Second, and let’s be clear about this, WE – ARE – THE – STEELER – NATION…and we ain’t scared of no Baltimore Ravens! Steelers win by 7. Take it to the bank!:09 I see by reading my Pittsburgh Courier last week that I am not the only sportswriter for this historic newspaper that wants to give you Old School Music in verse huh?!?! I am just sayin’.:08 Speaking of “My style,” oops, did I say that out loud? Tell me if you remember the time, no really do you remember… “Remember the Time” by the late great Michael Jackson? Here ya go. “Do you remember when we fell in love. We were young and innocent then, on the phone you and me till three…do you remember girl.” Oh yeah. Just go back and pop that cassette in and while you’re at it remember just how “Bad” “The King of Pop” was and the “Thrill-er” he gave us all. Say what you want, anyway you want, about whatever you want regarding M.J., but one thing was, is and will always be indisputable, he was quite possibly the greatest entertainer of all time. And me, you and “Billie Jean” know “He Rocked Our World.” (Man I am good at this or what.):07 Take whatever position you want on Pitt quarterback Tom Savage, but NFL scouts have him on their radar screen and he certainly has all the tools. Tall, strong arm, good mobility, and heart. You think not? Does the name Joe Flacco ring a bell? Ya said the same thing about him before you ran him out of Pitt. Yes you did…yes you did…oh shut up…you did so!:06 The NFL says goodbye to one of their most colorful figures as Coach “Bum” Phillips dies at age 90. He was anything but a bum and proved his metal against Chuck Noll and the glory Steelers on many occasions. His most famous quote…”Yes, we the Houston Oilers have every intention on going to the Super Bowl…The problem is, the road to the Super Bowl runs through Pittsburgh!”:05 Well, you know they say deaths always come in threes. All you can hope for is you’re not the third. That being said, the Pittsburgh basketball community lost yet another great player. Buzzy Harrison, out of Uniontown, and former Pitt work horse, passed away last week. All I can tell you is he was an absolutely great guy. I mean, a really great guy and if you played against him, you better bring your lunch bucket cause you were going to get worked. Just ask anybody that had that misfortune during the glory years of the Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League where “Buzzy” was an annual all-star. read more