Just watched David Stern 30 years. The overall message I drew from this hour long informative discussion and insights to his tenure is that with every decision he made as commissioner of the NBA, he made the choice as a fan of improving the game. He increased salaries, he replaced pre recorded finals with live footage, he brought the concept of player and brand marketing into the NBA, he stamped down on drug use, negative perception of players and increased the relationship between fans and players.

David Stern’s success came from making small subtle changes either as a reaction to an incident or a proactive decision to create positive change. He made bold moves knowing there would be people not agreeing with him but he stuck by his decisions for the right reasons.

Many leaders can learn from his style, a style where ownership of ability is encouraged. A style that encourages development at the operational level all the way through to fan participation.

If you are in position of authority and are open to learning from others for the purpose of helping those around you, I suggest watching this video, currently only available on NBA.tv but I’m sure will be coming to YouTube soon.

Helps if you’re a basketball fan too!

Just watched David Stern 30 years. The overall message I drew from this hour long informative discussion and insights to his tenure is that with every decision he made as commissioner of the NBA, he made the choice as a fan of improving the game. He increased salaries, he replaced pre recorded finals with live footage, he brought the concept of player and brand marketing into the NBA, he stamped down on drug use, negative perception of players and increased the relationship between fans and players.

David Stern’s success came from making small subtle changes either as a reaction to an incident or a proactive decision to create positive change. He made bold moves knowing there would be people not agreeing with him but he stuck by his decisions for the right reasons.

Many leaders can learn from his style, a style where ownership of ability is encouraged. A style that encourages development at the operational level all the way through to fan participation.

If you are in position of authority and are open to learning from others for the purpose of helping those around you, I suggest watching this video, currently only available on NBA.tv but I’m sure will be coming to YouTube soon.

Helps if you’re a basketball fan too!