Mike krzyzewski by: Bryce Beeler

Great Leadership

Why is he a great leader?

Krzyzewski is a legend off the court, too. Arguably no other coach in history is as closely tied to the world of leadership than the man universally known as Coach K. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business has a center for leadership develepment named after him. He does speaking gigs for corporations that surely by now is making a lot of money. He has written five books on leadership, hosts a radio show on the topic, and has corporate executives the world over who want to be just like him. (Literally: In a 2006 profile in the New York Times, former Bear Stearns president Alan Schwartz told writer Michael Sokolove: “I think executives like me aspire to be his peer, and I don't say that tongue in cheek.”) For years now, Coach K has been more than a basketball coach. He’s a bona fide leadership guru.

Important things he has accomplished

He has accomplished many things like coaching in the final four, the USA basketball teams, and is a great leader on and off the court. He is currently the coach at Duke. His teams are historically always very good.