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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 IVNOTES TO MYSELF

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PRESEASON LETTER TO THE TEAM

JULY 27, 1967

My experience in teaching and coaching over many years has naturally caused me to become somewhat opinionated in certain areas, but even most of those who are inexperienced will agree that experience is a great, although sometimes hard, teacher.

BELIEF: A MUST FOR ANY LEADER

My opinion is this: I believe that in order to accomplish anything as a leader, you must really believe in what you are doing. If you question what you are doing in your own mind, then your team is going to question it and you’ll have a pretty rough time.

You must believe in what you’re doing and the ...

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