Coach John Wooden and the Choice of Character
We are getting closer to the release of my new book Handshake. Chapter Six of Handshake is a tribute to the late, great John Wooden. He was an inspiration to thousands during and beyond his several decades of coaching. His character set a precedent to all who knew him. I look forward to your comments.
Coach John Wooden – Character
Coach John Wooden set a standard for a winning tradition. He has left a legacy of coaching, teaching and motivating others to become everything they possibly could be. He is a leader and he knows how to rally people to success.
However, there is one characteristic that has set him apart; one fundamental belief that has served as a pillar in his personal and professional life. Simply put… Coach John Wooden is a person of character. He was quoted as saying, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are; your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
Think about it for a moment. There are so many attributes that you could consider when speaking of Coach John Wooden. You could talk about his winning tradition, the need for possessing a positive attitude, or team building. You could easily talk about the importance of adding value to others, and lifting the lid of potential to those of whom you associate. The list could go on and on regarding the qualities found in Coach John Wooden and the lessons we could learn about success. However, the one that stands out above the rest is character. You see it’s his character that has become the foundation by which all the other successes have been built.
In this Chapter you will learn the benefits of choosing character as a foundation for your life. Benefits such as…
1) Clear conscience
2) Builds trust
3) Higher quality of relationships
4) Greater success
Until next time,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Successful leadership is not about being tough or soft, sensitive or assertive, but about a set of attributes. First and foremost is character”
— Warren Bennis
Posted on January 14, 2011, in choices, influence, Leadership, Personal Growth and tagged character, Coach John Wooden, Habits, Human Relations, integrity, Leadership, Personal Growth, Planning for success. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.