Leading Like Phil Jackson

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Phil Jackson is one of the most successful basketball coaches of our time. He is not a great leader because he can outplay his best players. In fact, he most likely wouldn't last long in a game against his own third-string bench. The key to his great leadership is his ability to maximize the great talent in his team. You will find that some of the greatest leaders of our time really aren't very talented. They just know how to lead and mentor others that have the talent to accomplish what they themselves can't. Here's the bottom line: Leading is not about you being great. It's about developing great people around you.

You can read more about transformational leadership in my book Practical Thoughts on Pastoral Leadership.

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