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Why Michael Jordan Proves Passion Must Precede Leadership

Michael Jordan's passion for winning, not his love of basketball, drove his leadership style.

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As an "80s kid growing up in West Michigan, it's not surprising that I was a fan of the Chicago Bulls. It seemed like everyone in the world was. For us West Michiganders, the Pistons were all the way in Detroit, all the way on the other side of the state. Chicago was literally just around the corner. We liked the Pistons too, but the Bulls were just so much more exciting. They were a worldwide phenomenon. Who didn't like Michael Jordan? What kid didn't want to "Be Like Mike"? I didn't know any.

On the heels of the success of ESPN's documentary, The Last Dance, The NBA recently announced a 10-part podcast, Beyond The Last Dance, which I'm sure will provide us with more entertaining commentary about basketball in the "90s. As I viewed the documentary, it was so interesting to learn more about the star players I grew up watching and recognized from my old basketball cards.

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