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1 John Wooden on True Success

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Filmed February 2001 Posted on on March 2009 John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and Leadership.


4 John Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership
1. Good values attract good people. 2. Love is the most powerful 4 letter word. 3. Call yourself a teacher. 4. Emotion is your enemy. 5. It takes 10 hands to make a basket. 6. Little things make big things happen

5 John Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership
7. Make each day your masterpiece. 8. The carrot is mightier than the stick 9. Make greatness attainable by all. 10. Seek significant change. 11. Don’t look at the scoreboard. 12. Adversity is your asset.

6 Pyramid of Success Industriousness Friendship Loyalty Cooperation
“Success travels in the company of very hard work. There is no trick, no easy way.” Friendship “Strive to build a team filled with camaraderie and respect; comrades-in-arms.” Loyalty “Be true to yourself. Be true to those you lead.” Cooperation “Have the utmost concern for what's right rather than who's right.” Enthusiasm “Your energy and enjoyment, drive and dedication will stimulate and greatly inspire others.”

7 Building Blocks of Success
Self-Control “Control of your organization begins with control of yourself. Be disciplined.” Alertness Constantly be aware and observing. Always seek to improve yourself and the team.” Initiative “Make a decision! Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all.” Intentness “Stay the course. When thwarted try again; harder; smarter. Persevere relentlessly.

8 Building Blocks of Success
Condition “Ability may get you to the top, but character keeps you there- mental, moral, and physical.” Skill “What a leader learns after you’ve learned it all counts most of all.” Team Spirit “The star of the team is the team. We super cedes me.”

9 Building Blocks of Success
Poise “Be yourself. Don’t be thrown off by events whether good or bad.” Confidence “The strongest steel is well-founded self-belief. It is earned, not given”

10 Building Blocks of Success
Competitive Greatness “Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each day.” Faith and Patience These two words and ideas sit right next to a persons competitive greatness.

11 Definition of Success by John Wooden
“Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” Wooden

12 Rules From his Father 1. Never try to be better than someone else.
2. Always learn from others. 3. Never cease trying to be the best you can be that is under your control. 4. If you obsess over things which you have no control it will adversely affect those things which you do have control of.

13 Rules from his Father continued
1. Don’t whine 2. Don’t complain 3. Don’t make excuses, just go out and do to the best of your ability.

14 Reputation vs. Character
Reputation is how you are perceived to be by others. Character is what you really are. Character is much more important than what you are perceived to be. They may not be one in the same.

15 Three things players at UCLA were supposed to do
1. Get an education 2. Play basketball 3. Participate in social activities If you let number 3 dominate over 1 and 2 you will find that you will have neither of them.

16 The Rules 1. Never be late. 2. Be neat and clean.
3. Not one word of profanity. 4. Never criticize a teammate.

17 How to carry yourself in victory and defeat
Coach Wooden never wanted someone who did not see the score of the game to be able to tell by the look on his players face what happened.

18 Coach Wooden’s ideas on practice and the games.
1. Start on time and end on time. 2. Not all change is progress. 3. Coaches must always be patient. 4. Savante; “The journey is better than the end.” 5. Getting there is the fun. Practice is the journey, the game is the end.

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