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February 28, 2017

Leadership Lessons from the Coach John Wooden

Listening to a leadership podcast where coach Dale Brown of Lousiana State University said something about his time with John Wooden that helped me also in leading the church and the organization I’m in.

He said, “The three things that I am going to tell you are fairly simple if you want to be successful. First, make certain that you always have better players than anybody that you play. Make sure you always get those better players to put the team above themselves; that is imperative. Finally, don’t try and be some coaching genius or guru. Don’t give your players too much information. Remember there are only five variables or players on the court. Always practice simplicity with constant repetition.”

Make certain that you always have better players than anybody that you play.

Make sure you always get those better players to put the team above themselves; that is imperative.

Don’t try and be some coaching genius or guru. Don’t give your players too much information. Remember there are only five variables or players on the court. Always practice simplicity with constant repetition.

Simple…powerful. Now let’s do the same with the team we are leading!

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