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The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership by Steve Jamison, John Wooden

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PART ILEADERSHIP, VALUES, VICTORY, AND SUCCESS

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PRESEASON LETTER TO THE TEAM

JULY 23, 1971

If each of you makes every effort to develop to the best of your ability, follow the proper rules of conduct and activity most conducive to good physical condition, subordinate individual acclaim for the welfare of the team, and permit no personality clashes or differences of opinion with teammates or coaches to interfere with your or a teammate’s efforts, it will be a very rewarding year.

WHO I AM

I am a lucky man—a teacher. I believe that teaching may be the most rewarding job on earth. Perhaps the most important next to being a parent.

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