Overcoming Obstacles to Create a Winning Organizational Culture
During his eminent 19-season tenure at the University of Kansas, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self has a 292–16 record – never losing more than three games in a row. After building an unparalleled program and leading his team to near-constant success, Self shares his insights and takeaways on creating a winning organization culture that is capable of overcoming obstacles and thriving at the peak of productivity.
The Secret to High-Impact Leadership: Adaptability
Many-time Coach of the Year honoree Bill Self has been leading the University of Kansas Men’s Basketball team to greatness for nineteen years, and one of the key secrets to his unparalleled success is his adaptability as a leader. In this high-impact talk, Self shares practical takeaways for leaders looking to inspire their teams.
On April 21, 2003, the University of Kansas announced the hire of Bill Self to lead the Jayhawks basketball program. Over the last 19 seasons, Self has cemented the Jayhawks as one of the best basketball programs in the country and himself as the only active college basketball coach to win multiple National Titles. Self’s acumen, authenticity, and endless pursuit of excellence has instilled a culture and work ethic that is unparalleled in college basketball.
During his eminent tenure, Self has led Kansas to 556 victories, eighteen straight NCAA Tournaments, eleven Sweet 16 appearances, nine Elite Eight berths, four Final Four runs, and two National Championships in 2008 and 2022. Self has also won an array of individual accolades, including two AP National Coach of the Year awards (2009, 2016), the 2012 Naismith and Adolf Rupp National Coach of the Year award, eight conference Coach of the Year awards, and was enshrined as a first-ballot honoree in the Class of 2017 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Self’s unprecedented program at Kansas is a testament to his leadership, passion, and undeniable determination to succeed.