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Three: The Human Resources Emerging Executive by Ian Ziskin

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Epilogue

“No Excuses”

When my three sons were growing up, they all played basketball, with varying degrees of interest and ability. I did my best to be involved when and where I could, including coaching two of them and their teammates on their fourth- through sixth-grade travel teams. While our teams were pretty competitive and won more than our fair share of games and tournaments, we inevitably ran into teams that were bigger, faster, stronger, and simply better. Sometimes, we won despite the odds. Sometimes, we were crushed.

Whether we won or lost, I always tried to keep our players focused on our mantra of “No Excuses.” My goal was to teach the importance of taking personal responsibility for one's own actions, behavior, performance, ...

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