Great Advice for Leaders

Written by Pam Chambers

Recently I was asked to create a training program for 10 managers and supervisors who gained their titles by default and have had no formal leadership training. As I searched for a book that I could include in my program, I came across Wooden On Leadership. This book had made me a better presentation coach!

Many of you know that John Wooden was the amazingly successful basketball coach for the UCLA Bruins. They won 10 national championships and 88 consecutive games.

The surprising thing about Coach Wooden is that he never talked about “winning.” Instead, he talked abut continuous improvement. He said that everything mattered and that everything is connected to everything. He taught the players how to put on their socks to avoid blisters, how to lace their shoes, how to trim their fingernails, and how to dress for road trips. Every single moment of practice time was accounted for, and there was no allowance for “standing around.”

I read the book in two days. It was thrilling! After being a presentation coach for over 20 years, I can say that in the past two weeks I’ve become a better one, thanks to the great communication and leadership skills offered by Coach John Wooden.

 



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