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    Adjourning

    04.01.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    Three weeks ago, I documented the Notre Dame basketball team’s progress over the course of the season within the construct of Bruce Tuckman’s stages of team development. You will recall that Tuckman, a professor of psychology at Ohio State, identified a model for the stages of team development and successful leader behaviors for each. His ...

    Four Minutes

    03.25.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    The score was 55-55. Butler’s Roosevelt Jones had the ball with a standing dribble at quarter court as the clock wound down. Pat Connaughton stood in a defensive stance as he waited just outside the free throw line for Jones to drive for what he hoped would be a game winning shot.

    Jones had been … ...

    The Time Is Now

    03.18.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    The date: October 26, 1973

    The setting: Notre Dame’s pep rally the night before the USC football game

    The speaker: Irish co-captain Willie Townsend

    The backdrop: Undefeated Notre Dame had not beaten USC in its last six games, a 0-4-2 run punctuated by Anthony Davis’ six touchdown performance in the Los Angeles Coliseum in November …

    Gaelic Storming

    03.11.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    It’s almost impossible to take an intro-level college management course without encountering Bruce Tuckman’s research on team development. Dr. Tuckman studied how groups work together; and his 1965 theory of of team development is a cornerstone of leadership education to this day.

    Tuckman identified four stages of a team’s growth that (a) are absolutely true … ...

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