From College Basketball Star to Sales Team Leader – Pat Carroll (#002)

From College Basketball Star to Sales Team Leader - Pat Carroll (#002)

Pat Carroll was among the top college shooting guards in the country during the 2003-2004 NCAA basketball season when his team, the St. Joseph’s Hawks, made their run to the Elite Eight. Pat turned his love for team sports achievement into a passion for studying the science and skills of great team leaders and a career developing individuals and teams in sports and business to achieve top performance. Hear what he has to say about reaching peak performance through deliberate practice and growth mindset.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this Episode

2003–04 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team (including roster with players mentioned on the episode) -

St. Joseph’s University Hawks Basketball -

Coach Phil Martelli -

Phil Jackson (former NBA coach, winner of 11 championships total among Chicago Bulls and L.A. Lakers -

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success  by Phil Jackson -

Deliberate Practice by James Clear -

Carol Dweck -

Carol Dweck’s TED Talk, “The Power of Believing You Can Improve” -

Bobbi’s Takeaways from the Interview

  1. As a leader, you have to be willing to shift and to adapt just because something worked in the past doesn't mean it will work now, especially if circumstances have changed.

  2. We need to step back each day and be grateful for what we have and to get clear on what's most important to us.

  3. Appreciate the obstacles, because through those obstacles you will learn and grow.

  4. To play at the very highest level, you have to have passion because without passion, you will not be willing to work through the obstacles.

  5. In sports, you always have a scoreboard and therefore your feedback is immediate. How can we create our own scoreboard for what's important to us?

  6. There is a powerful difference between “I have to” versus “I get to.” When we operate from the “I get to” mindset, that's when we put more in, we have more passion, we have more clarity and we have much more engagement.

  7. I loved when he talked about Coach Martelli’s success and the routine practice of the important skills that you need to master in order to be successful. Be intentional. Don't leave practice up to chance.

  8. Again, these are just some of my takeaways. I'd love to hear from you. What, what stood out in your mind?

  9. To win, you have to

  • Lean on each other
  • Embrace your role, and
  • Set the example.

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