Team-based sports are often a crucible where great leaders are forged. Here are ten nuggets of wisdom from some of the voices that have led successful teams in sports.
“You don’t win once in a while. You don’t do things right once in a while. You do them right all the time. Winning is habit.” – Vince Lombardi
The namesake of the NFL Super Bowl trophy, Vince Lombardi is known as one of the greatest coaches in the history of football and a firm believer in discipline and hard work for success.
“Character is that quality upon which you can depend under pressure and other conditions.” – Cus D’Amato
Boxing may be an individual sport, but it still takes the help of coaches and trainers to forge fighters into champions, as Cus D’Amato did for a young fighter named Mike Tyson.
“If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.” – Chuck Noll
As a coach, Chuck Noll used his leadership skills to shape the Pittsburgh Steelers into 4-time champions.
“Surrounding yourself only with people who think and act like you is like trying to play a team sport all by yourself. Diversity is the backbone of good teamwork.” – Javier Loya
Javier Loya of OTC Global Holdings is a former linebacker for the Columbia Lions who became the first Hispanic team owner in the NFL after becoming a minority owner of the Houston Texans.
“The future is coming so fast, we can’t possibly predict it; we can only learn to respond quickly.”
NBA coach Steve Kerr was one of the architects of the Golden State Warriors’ record-breaking dynasty.