Krzyzewski, otherwise known as Coach K, not only has five national championships, six gold medals and the most career wins in NCAA history, he has also authored five books on leadership and has the Fuqua School of Business Center on Leadership and Ethics named after him. What is that Coach K has that has led to earning the reverence of millions? He has emotional intelligence, confidence, integrity, sociability and determination; traits that define his leadership qualities and have earned him the reputation as an unwavering leader.
Could you tell us about your dad? What did he do for a living? My dad was a Dutch merchant mariner who came to the United States when the Nazis overran Holland and his ship was at sea.
And virtually all of the crew signed on with the U. Merchant Marine, and that meant that they had a very long war.
It was the service that had the highest per capita casualties in all of our military services. It was treated as part of the military at the time. So very young officers ended up with very high responsibility.
My father was actually the captain of a Liberty ship at the age of They did a Murmansk run that took them to northern Russia. They lost a huge number of ships in the convoy. So it was very hazardous war for him. He ultimately then — he met my mother in Brooklyn during that time and they ultimately settled in the Hudson River Valley, about 50 miles north of New York City, in a little village called Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Military Academy at West Point. My dad ultimately left the sea because at that time they were expected to sail for 11 months straight and then get one month off.
Like any good ship captain, he knew how to generate power. So a number of them all went into the booming industry of new electrical generation stations that were being created all over America as part of the post-war boom.
He was an operating room engineer — supervisory engineer — at one of those, about ten miles from our house. My dad was really a crusty old Dutch sea captain at heart, even though by the time I was arrived in the world, if you will, he had already taken up his new career.
His attitude was one of results, boy. And he was not a guy who looked kindly on excuses. I mean, he was a very loving father — and occasionally a bit of gruff love — but again, very devoted, as my mother was to both of their children.
Extraordinarily so, in truth. I mean, there was nothing they would not do for either of us. But we had a sailboat the whole time that I was growing up. We actually had two for a while. I had a sailboat, about a footer. It was not a trivial little Sunfish.
It was a real sailing boat. And it was a great experience to do that. He was very supportive of, obviously, the academic endeavors, but also of various athletic endeavors.
He taught me how to ski. He took me to games. We did all kinds of different activities. In fact, even around the house, we had… I mean, this is an incredible… it was a very small, little — again, small town America — house built right after World War II. But we had a high bar for doing pull-ups.
We had a rope under a tree that you could climb. We had a little croquet golf course with coffee cans in it.
We had a croquet set. We had lawn darts. You know, there was every — we had a basketball backboard and net.Leadership Theories Of Coach Krzyzewski.
Case Study Analysis Paper 1: A Tale of Two Coaches Coach Bobby Knight and Coach Mike Krzyzewski are perhaps two of the best effective college basketball instructors in the United Sates.
Nonetheless, their management types may perhaps not be beyond diverse. Krzyzewski, otherwise known as Coach K, not only has five national championships, six gold medals and the most career wins in NCAA history, he has also authored five books on leadership and has the Fuqua School of Business Center on Leadership and Ethics named after him.
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