Leaders also do that, but they get people to do something because they want to do it — not because they must do it,” says executive coach and leadership expert Ian MacFarlane.,From leveraging empathy and storytelling to being aware of their body language while remaining genuine, the most inspiring leaders do the 10 following things when they speak.,They state their case concisely and effectively Inspiring leaders may be empathetic, but they also mean business.,Super inspiring leaders infuse their speeches with passion and emotion, painting a picture that extends far beyond the tangible and tugs on the heartstrings of their audience.,They hold eye contact MacFarlane says the most inspiring leaders not only hold eye contact, but they are also very deliberate about who they look at: “Whether it is a one-on-one conversation in person, in Zoom meetings, or a public forum in front of a large audience, making eye contact is essential.

On the second team is Meskwaki senior Taurice Grant, who is on an all-state team for a second-consecutive year after receiving third-team honors in 2019-20.,Grant is the first Meskwaki player to make an all-state basketball team in school history, and he became the fifth-leading scorer in Meskwaki history by reaching 1,000 points in his senior season.,Grant was named to the All-Substate first team in Class 1A Substate 5 by the other coaches in the group.,On a Waukee team that won its first state title this year and featured three other Division I recruits, DeVries led in scoring with 18.5 points per game while also averaging 6.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists.,Blaise Porter, so., New London; Maddox Griffin, jr., Wapello; Carson Michels, sr., Marquette Catholic; Cole Watts, sr., Montezuma; Keaten Bonderson, so., Le Mars Gehlen; Manny Hammonds, jr., Grand View Christian; Tate Haughenbury, so., North Linn; Taurice Grant, sr., Meskwaki.

As Serena Williams walked off the court after her latest so-close-yet-so-far bid for a 24th Grand Slam title ended with a loss to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open, the 39-year-old American paused and put her hand on her chest while thousands of spectators rose to applaud.Was this, Williams was asked at a news conference after the 6-3, 6-4 semifinal defeat, her way of saying goodbye?,When the next question returned the conversation to the subject of Williams’ many mistakes Thursday (Wednesday night EST) — twice as many unforced errors, 24, as winners, 12 — she shook her head, teared up, said, “I’m done,” and abruptly walked out of the session with reporters.On Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. EST), Osaka will meet first-time Grand Slam finalist Jennifer Brady of the United States for the championship.,Williams was hoping to get to her 34th Grand Slam final but, once again, couldn’t quite get the job done in order to add one more Grand Slam trophy to her collection of 23 and equal Margaret Court for the most in tennis history.Osaka, who also beat Williams in the chaotic 2018 U.S. Open final that concluded with the crowd booing and both women in tears, reached her fourth major title match and stretched her winning streak to 20 matches by claiming the last eight points.,The No. 3-seeded Osaka’s Grand Slam collection also includes last year’s U.S. Open and the 2019 Australian Open and she is, without a doubt, the most dangerous hard-court player in the women’s game at the moment.That used to be Williams, of course.,About 7,000 people were allowed into the stadium for Williams-Osaka, roughly half of capacity.Ushers walked through the aisles at changeovers to remind fans they needed to wear a mask over their nose and mouth.On the hottest day of the hard-court tournament so far — the temperature topped 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) — Osaka got out to a shaky start, perhaps prodded into pressing in her opening service game by a booming cross-court backhand return winner from Williams on the match’s second point.

After receiving an MRI on his right calf in Denver on Monday that showed no signs of rupture, the Lakers will sit him out Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and team doctors will re-evaluate Davis upon his return to L.A. ESPN reported that the 6-foot-10 All-NBA big man could miss as many as nine games leading into the All-Star break on March 5.,But for the Lakers, defending the title is paramount over short-term concerns, and even Davis recognized that on Sunday night when he spoke to the media after the injury, which the team is calling a “right calf strain.”,The Lakers first acknowledged that Davis was dealing with pain in his calf on Feb. 8, when the team announced he would miss that night’s game against Oklahoma City with tendonosis in his right Achilles.,Going into Sunday’s game against the Nuggets, Davis said he had been feeling “completely fine,” up until the point that he bumped legs with Nikola Jokic on a drive late in the second quarter.,Vogel expressed confidence Sunday that the Lakers wouldn’t expect a drop-off even if Davis missed significant time: “We’re gonna win games, that’s the first thing we’re gonna do.”

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann, center, shoots as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, left, and forward Jimmy Butler defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles.,(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) read more

Note:Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors.Email Daily Southtown results [email protected], Beacon-News, Courier-News and Naperville Sun results [email protected], News-Sun results EVENTSHIGH SCHOOLSBOYS BASKETBALLAurora Christian at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.;Bartlett at Streamwood, 7:30 p.m.;Beecher at Illinois Lutheran, 7 p.m.;Benet at Carmel, 7 p.m.;Bradley-Bourbonnais at Andrew, 6:45 p.m.;Cary-Grove at Hampshire, 7 p.m.;Chicago Christian at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m.;Christian Liberty at Harvest Christian, 6 p.m.;Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 7:30 p.m.;DeKalb at Waubonsie Valley, 7 p.m.;Elgin at Glenbard East, 7:30 p.m.;Evergreen Park at Tinley Park, 5 p.m.;Grant at Wauconda, 7 p.m.;Grayslake North at Antioch, 6:15 p.m.;Highland Park at Glenbrook South, 7:30 p.m.;Homewood-Flossmoor at Sandburg, 6:15 p.m.;Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m.;Jacobs at Burlington Central, 7 p.m.;Lincoln-Way Central at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m.;Lockport at Bolingbrook, 6:30 p.m.;Marian Catholic at Nazareth, 7 p.m.;Marist at Joliet Catholic, 7 p.m.;McHenry at Dundee-Crown, 7 p.m.;Minooka at Yorkville, 7 p.m.;Naperville Central at Naperville North, 7 p.m.;North Chicago at Lakes, 6:45 p.m.;Oswego at Oswego East, 7 p.m.;Rich Township at Crete-Monee, 4:30 p.m.;Round Lake at Grayslake Central, 7:15 p.m.; Stagg at Lincoln-Way West, 6:30 p.m.;Thornton at Bloom, 5 p.m.;Timothy Christian at Aurora Central, 7:30 p.m.;Vernon Hills at Niles West, 7:30 p.m.;West Aurora at Plainfield North, 7 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLAntioch at Grayslake North, 6 p.m.;Burlington Central at Jacobs, 7 p.m.;Chicago Christian at Walther Christian, 5 p.m.;Christian Liberty at Harvest Christian, 7:30 p.m.;Crete-Monee at Thornton, 5 p.m.;Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 5:30 p.m.;Dundee-Crown at McHenry, 7 p.m.;Geneva at St. Charles North, 7 p.m.;Glenbard East at Elgin, 7:30 p.m.;Glenbard North at Batavia, 7 p.m.;Grayslake Central at Round Lake, 5 p.m.;Hampshire at Cary-Grove 7 p.m.;Hiawatha at Indian Creek, 5:30 p.m.;Hinckley-Big Rock at DePue, 5:30 p.m.;Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m.;Lake Forest at Waukegan, 7:30 p.m.;Lake Zurich at Zion-Benton, 5 p.m.;Lakes at North Chicago, 6:45 p.m.;Larkin at Fenton, 7:30 p.m.;Libertyville at Mundelein, 8 p.m.;Marian Catholic at Mother McAuley, 7 p.m.;Naperville North at Naperville Central, 7 p.m.;Oswego East at Oswego, 7 p.m.;Plainfield North at West Aurora, 7 p.m.;Rochelle Zell at Hope Academy, 5:30 p.m.;Richards at Oak Forest, 5:30 p.m.; St. Ignatius at Marist, 7 p.m.;Serena at Somonauk, 7 p.m.;Stevenson at Warren, 7:30 p.m.;Streamwood at Bartlett, 7:30 p.m.;Tinley Park at Evergreen Park, 6:30 p.m.;Vernon Hills at Niles West, 5:30 p.m.;Waubonsie Valley at DeKalb, 7 p.m.;Wauconda at Grant, 7:15 p.m.;Yorkville at Minooka, 7 p.m.LOCAL COLLEGESFOOTBALLMSFA MIDWESTRoosevelt vs. St. Francis at Joliet Memorial Stadium, 2 p.m.SUNDAY’S RESULTSHIGH SCHOOLSBOYS BASKETBALLBatavia 46, Lake Park 42Loyola 46, Marian Catholic 41 (2 OTs)Marian Catholic (2-1): Jeremiah Jones, Tommy Klupchak 14 points each.Mundelein 51, Notre Dame 42Mundelein (4-0): Conor Enright 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists.,Charles North (2-1, 1-1 DuKane): Erin Stack 14 points.SATURDAY’S RESULTSHIGH SCHOOLSBADMINTONVernon Hills 18, Maine East 0BOYS BASKETBALLBartlett 66, IC Catholic 52Benet 68, Streamwood 58Burlington Central 79, Woodstock 40Burlington Central (3-0): Zac Schmidt 18 points.,Charles North (3-0, 2-0 DuKane): Ethan Marlowe 17 points.Sandwich 46, Elgin 44South Elgin 50, Naperville Central 45Vernon Hills 52, Maine West 47Vernon Hills (2-3, 2-0 Central Suburban North): Josiah McDonald 19 points.Warren 56, Lake Zurich 42Warren (1-1, 1-1 North Suburban): Drew Dolan 20 points.,Trent Tousana 11 points.LITTLE TEN TOURNAMENTIndian Creek 83, Somonauk 73, championshipNewark 40, Serena 30, third placeGIRLS BASKETBALLAurora Christian 55, St. Edward 25Aurora Christian (4-0): Thaya Luse 18 points.Benet 51, Providence 34Benet (3-0): Lenee Beaumont 19 points, 5 assists.Chicago Christian 54, Westmont 25Deerfield 53, Maine East 40DeKalb 57, Indian Creek 48Indian Creek (2-1): Brooke Heiman 35 points.De La Salle 42, Regina 38Geneva 63, Glenbard North 30Lemont 71, Eisenhower 12Lemont: Kaya Stropus 20 points.,Azyah Newson-Cole 10 points.Sandburg: (2-2): Josie Canellis 13 points.Maine West 52, Vernon Hills 28Vernon Hills (1-3,1-2 Central Suburban North): Lydia Lueck 10 points.Oak Lawn 53, Andrew 30Oak Lawn (3-0): Carolyn Soukouna 18 points, 12 rebounds.

Being No. 1 in the Associated Press poll is old hat for the UConn women’s basketball team.,UConn moved to the top spot in the AP poll released Monday following a 3-0 week that included an overtime victory over last week’s No. 1 South Carolina.,Juniors Christyn Williams and Olivia Nelson-Ododa have been part of two top-ranked teams with the Huskies, while sophomores Aubrey Griffin and Anna Makurat were also part of last year’s UConn club that spent three weeks at No. 1 a year ago before losing to Baylor at the XL Center in Hartford on Jan. 8, 2020.,They have been the top-ranked team at some point nine consecutive years and 22 of the last 27 seasons.,The Huskies improved to 22-3 in games featuring the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the AP poll with their win over South Carolina and followed up with victories over Seton Hall and Georgetown.

Leonard was sidelined with a left lower leg contusion; Paul George missed his fifth consecutive game with what’s being classified as bone edema in a right toe.,Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said he didn’t know when Leonard’s injury occurred of what his prognosis was — or what George’s is either, for that matter.,“I’m not sure, but it happened on this road trip,” Lue said of Leonard’s contusion, noting that he just learned he’d miss the game Sunday.,And in the past four games with out George, Leonard has increased his offensive output, averaging 29.3 points, shooting 51.2% from the field.,The Clippers are 1-1 so far when they’ve had to play without both Leonard and George — who currently rank third and fifth among Western Conference vote-getters in fan voting for the All-Star Game.

’”Williams, who wore a black T-shirt with “Unstoppable Queen” in capital gold letters to her news conference, moved closer to an eighth Australian Open championship and record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title overall.Her most recent came in 2017, while she was pregnant.On a cloudy day with the temperature in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (high teens Celsius), both Williams and Sabalenka dismissed much in the way of subtlety or nuance.,More importantly, she covered the court much in the way she did in her younger days, when opponents’ apparent winners were rendered mere fodder for her own strikes.And she showed no signs of trouble from the left Achilles tendon that hampered her in a U.S. Open semifinal loss in September and forced her to withdraw from the French Open before the second round later that month.,Williams now faces No. 2-ranked Simona Halep, a two-time major winner who beat French Open champion Iga Swiatek 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.,Eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic shrugged off a side muscle injury to beat Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a night match and register his 300th win in a Grand Slam match.,Muguruza could not convert either chance to end things: Osaka delivered one of her 11 aces at 118 mph (191 kph) on the first; Muguruza missed a groundstroke on the second.Fifteen minutes later, the match was over.The 71st-ranked Hsieh’s 6-4, 6-2 victory over 2019 French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova made her the oldest woman to make her major quarterfinal debut in the professional era.This is the 38th major for Hsieh, who beat 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu in the second round.The secret to Hsieh’s success?

The Lakers have trailed after the last four first quarters, and they made dubious history Friday by becoming the third team in the past 20 seasons to make consecutive comebacks after trailing by 20 points.,They’ve also shot under 45% in the last three games in the first quarter, and against Memphis, they took only one shot at the rim in the first five minutes of the game (the Grizzlies had already taken nine shots in the paint).,There’s a departure here from the culture the Lakers established last season, when they were the wire-to-wire leaders in the Western Conference and smashed opponents in games even when they didn’t have James or Davis available.,But getting behind early also seems to engage some of the Lakers’ best players, including James, who started Friday’s game as ugly as anyone.,JAMES, KUZMA GET FLOP WARNINGS

The league officially warned James and Kuzma after both players flopped during Friday night’s game in plays involving Dillon Brooks. read more