I have become a real admirer of the late, great basketball coach, John Wooden.
This man was probably the greatest coach in basketball history and arguably the greatest in all sporting history.
To get an idea of why this man was so great read this useful post about Wooden written for leaders.
I believe that Wooden’s ideas are important to all lifelong learners. The journey is the thing not the ultimate arrival. Along the way we need to fail and learn the valuable lessons of failure. We need to strive for personal progress and not be concerned with artificial barriers and instituted markers.
The idea that a coach leads by example and understanding and one-to-one connection to his charges is valuable to any leader in any context.