Doble: Winning team-A A +A
Monday, September 10, 2012
MULTI-TITLED PBA and national team basketball coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes on Friday discussed principles of winning team in an educational afternoon with stalwarts of the Bacolod City business scene in the Plantersbank SME Speaker Series at Business Inn.
GM Boy Torre of Planters Development Bank welcomed the participants and entrepreneurs who believe in the country's leading bank in Small Medium Enterprise concern.
Among those who listened to Coach Chot were former Fiscal Alex Mirano, Ben Ortega of Capitol Institute of Technology, Dexter Dy, Stephen Tan, businesswomen and young and old entrepreneurs who might get one or two tips for their booming business.
The rest were a sprinkle of basketball coaches like BTTHS' Bobby Tee and Rey Pandoro, SJI's Dy, Richie Militante, Jake Azucena, Nene Sibaya, USLS' Eugene Opuan and many more but can't be written for limited column space.
As to borrow from BI press release: Reyes presented fresh insights to help SMEs integrate winning plans into their business. Drawing from his experience as head coach of various basketball teams since 1989, his knowledge in corporate coaching as well as his own experience as entrepreneur, Chot promoted teamwork and in giving workers a good reason to believe in the team.
Whether the local businessmen took the lecture seriously or not, Chot's latest management trends, valuable tips for capacity building, network expansion and forging possible partnerships made his listeners wide-eyed, as highlight of Smart Gilas 2 championship game against US in William Jones Cup kept them awake.
After SME Speaker Series, coaches disappeared for their school practice sessions while TT proceeded to West Negros University gym for the NOPSSCEA collegiate games. Had a chance to talk with Basketball Commissioner Renato Bravo who looked calm despite some issues regarding eligibility before the hostilities start.
Defending champion WNU Mustangs (as of this writing) have won over USLS and CSA-Bacolod; UNO-R prevailed over USLS after losing to the Eagles. CSA-B is 1-1 and the Stingers are winless in two games.
USLS coach Opuan has mentioned of a returnee from NU in the UAAP who enrolled as a freshman at UNO-R this year. A referee was surprised to see an LHCA alumnus wearing a CSA-B uniform whom he thought is overaged.
Oh well, let us see first how the league runs. We're sure NOPSSCEA can handle these small "issues", shrug its shoulders or sweep it under the rugs.
Anyway what is important is producing a winning team.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 10, 2012.