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The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Buzz Williams (Virginia Tech)

Guest Buzz Williams
28:36 min listen

Buzz Williams, Men’s Basketball Head Coach at Virginia Tech, discusses long-term decision-making, perception vs. reality of his style, and cheering for people who others don’t think can be successful. Speaking on learning from others, Coach Williams addresses his approach to leadership and a number of additional topics of interest in this episode of The Dynamic Leadership Podcast, hosted by Maine Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bob Walsh.

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