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This Month's Book:

The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Written by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, The Ideal Team Player is a business fable that outlines three key virtues - Humble, Hungry, and Smart - that an organization should look for when bringing on new team members, or is looking to build a stronger, more unified team culture. These virtues are the foundation for maintaining a high-performing, success-driven organization.

Patrick Lencioni lays out a groundbreaking, new approach for addressing group behaviors that destroy teamwork. The Ideal Team Player presents a powerful framework and easy-to-use tools for identifying and developing ideal team players in any kind of organization.

The Ideal Team Player

The model presented in this book can help you engage your athletes and coaches to learn how to recognize and implement the virtues of Humble, Hungry, and Smart. 

What is a Leadership Growth Session?

A Leadership Growth Session is a 60-minute, virtual professional development and networking activity specifically designed for high school athletic directors where I present the main ideas of a popular leadership or organizational development book. During the session, you will have time to network with colleagues while learning from best-selling authors without having to read their books. We'll cover the key points, have great discussion, and then you can get back to work. 

Books are changed out frequently to provide new opportunities for you to continue learning and meeting new colleagues or catching up with old acquaintances. 

How Does it Work?

A Leadership Growth Session is meant to be a relaxed and informal personal development activity. We will start right at 9:00am and spend about 5-10 minutes networking and meeting everyone in the group. I'll dive into presenting the book's content through a PowerPoint presentation where the book's main ideas and key points will be highlighted while also driving discussion among the group. There is also an interactive component to further engage participants. 

The size of the group will be limited to 15 people in order to make it small enough for everyone to participate, but large enough to hear many viewpoints. The cost is $15 to attend the session. Our event will wrap up on time so you can get on with the rest of your day. All attendees will also receive a copy of the book summary to keep. 

Sign up for the A360 Leadership Growth Session Here:

Increase Your Impact as a Leader, Grow Your Leadership Skills, and Connect with Your Colleagues 

Research has proven that the greatest leaders in sports, education, and business are always learning. They're eager to develop themselves and their people. Their growth mindset has them looking for new ways to improve processes and get the most out of their teams.

An Arete 360 Leadership Growth Session is a quick and efficient way to learn from renowned authors in the fields of business development and organizational leadership while connecting and networking with other high school athletic directors across the state of Michigan.

About Arete 360 Leadership Coaching and Consulting

Like you, I understand how difficult it is to evolve as a leader with limited time and resources. In my leadership roles as a college athletic director and head coach, I found it very challenging to find opportunities to grow and build my skill set. After working for over twenty years as a senior-level athletics administrator in higher education, I decided that I wanted to reach out to a larger audience who were hungry for information on how to effectively lead a team.


I decided to start my own company and name it Arete 360 (AH-rah-tay) based on the Greek word that exemplifies the pursuit of excellence with character. The positive leadership workshops, group, and one/one coaching sessions that I have created are all built upon this philosophy. Working as a collegiate athletic director and head coach at NCAA, NAIA, and USCAA universities, I have gained years of valuable organizational leadership experience that I incorporate into all of my programs. 

Interested in a private Leadership Growth Session for your coaches or athletes? Reach out, and we can discuss programming that fits your needs.


I also offer other engaging and interactive programming designed specifically for athletic programs and athletes. I currently live in southeast Michigan and can present all programming virtually or live, depending on the specific needs or limitations of your school. 

Need more information? I'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can connect with me through the button above or give me a call at 313-231-1686.

Learn more about Arete 360 and the various workshops and programming that I have available through my website. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you and your team grow!

Sign up for the A360 Leadership Growth Session Here:

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