Coach John Wooden’s Best Leadership Advice

Coach John Wooden’s best advice in Bob Kaplitz’ CBS station TV interview in the early 1970s was:  “Perform at your best when your best is required.  Your best is required each day.”

Kaplitz said what impressed him the most was how unassuming, quiet, and spiritual the coach was  Call it “understated” when he was away from the basketball court.

Wooden, who passed away in 2010, was head coach at UCLA.  He won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period— seven in a row — an unprecedented feat.  Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games.  He was named national coach of the year six times.

You can learn a lot about leadership in this tribute to John Wooden.

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Turn your managers into leaders — not so much on the basketball court but in business.  Contact Bob Kaplitz, Partner, Rise Performance Group at 214.766.4236.  Rise Performance Group President Mark Fenner and Kaplitz will help you make your talent more valuable, and that will go to your bottom line.

1 thought on “Coach John Wooden’s Best Leadership Advice”

  1. Bob,

    Somehow I missed this one when it first posted. What about adding one of our favorite Wooden Quotes “When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare”? This is probably the quote I use most often and really speaks to our leadership philosophy.

    Just an idea!

    Another idea would be to do a follow up on his pyramid of success.

    Thanks,

    Mark Fenner President and Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach Rise Performance Group 469-293-6198 wk. 972-342-5870 cell

    “A Leader is One Who Knows the Way, Shows the Way and Goes the Way.” ~ John Maxwell

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