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John Wooden Quote #17

The most essential thing for a leader to have is the respect of those under his or her supervision. It starts with giving them respect. You must make it clear that you are working together. Those under your supervision are not working for you but with you, and you all have a common goal. To […]

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John Wooden Quote #16

Leadership is the ability to get individuals to work together for the common good and the best possible results while at the same time letting them know they did it themselves. Oh, I love this quote. It’s so true. And it’s not always easy to get people to work together for a group goal while […]

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John Wooden Quote #15

On losing: There is nothing wrong with that other fellow being better than you are, as long as you did everything you possibly could to prepare yourself for the competition. That is all you have control over. That is all you should concern yourself with. It may be that the other fellow’s level of competency […]

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RIP John Wooden

Is it okay, normal, to be sad about the death of someone you didn’t know? Well, I hope so. Kinda sad around here tonight, at least for me. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know how I feel about John Wooden. He died tonight. 99 years old. ESPN ran […]

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John Wooden Quote #14

You must never stand still. You’re either moving upward a little bit or you’re going the other way. You can’t expect to go upward too quickly, but you can sure go down very quickly. This reminds me of one of my dad’s favorite sayings: “You have to learn something new every day. It’s a wasted […]

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John Wooden Quote #13

Ability can get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. A big part of character is the self-discipline needed to avoid complacency, resist temptation, and understand that past success doesn’t guarantee future success. There’s enough in that quote for, like, three different blog posts. But I’ll keep it all together […]

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