Saturday, June 05, 2010

My Favorite John Wooden Story

When I was at Bethel College, head basketball coach Mike Lightfoot told me a story. He attended a coaching clinic being put on by one of the top voices in the coaching world for the 90s (I can't remember who, which in some ways shows how cool this story is). Lightfoot came in a little late and found his seat. He pulled out his notebook as he settled in for what he hoped to be some valuable info. As he looked around the room, he noticed many familiar faces, but when he looked at who was sitting right next to him, he did a double-take. There was lengendary coach John Wooden, sitting in the crowd, notebook in hand, taking notes.

Leaders should never stop learning.

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