16 Leadership Principles When You Have Had Enough

Have you ever reached the point when you just screamed “I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!”  Is the monotony of normal driving you crazy?  I think I can help you.     

Read the following quotes and principles.  Perhaps they can help you find a solution that will allow you to break free from monotony and go to the next level.

From The Sporting News October 11th

  • What Made You Successful Will Not Keep You Successful – “He struggled in summer league and that has to concern you.  He was so versatile in college, but he had an athletic advantage there that he won’t necessarily have in the pros.” – NBA scout on 76ers Evan Turner

    From ESPN GameDay 10/23

    1. Definition Of Success – “Success has a single tense.  It disregards the last title and ignores previous success.  The demands never end.  The exams never cease.  How far will you bounce back.  It begins with the most urgent hour – Now!” – Tom Rinaldi
    2. Count What Counts – “It’s complicated but it’s not that complicated…We have to figure out how not to come up short.” – Florida head coach Urban Meyer
    3. Entitlement – “The biggest challenge in college football is staying at the top.  The incoming freshmen has a sense of entitlement.” – Kirk Herbstreit
    4. Those Closest To You Determine Your Success – “The toughest part of being a coach is coaching the coaches.” – Desmond Howard
    5. Out Of The Box Thinking – “Breaking the rules leads to big plays.” – Jeremy Schapp
    6. Intentionality – “He’s (Cam Newton) as physical as he wants to be…He looks like your best defensive lineman.” – Auburn head coach Gene Chizik
    7. Unity – “Whatever is next is whatever Eric (LeGrand) is engaged in…It’s unfortunate it takes something like this to galvanize people.” – Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano

    From The Sporting News October 25th

    1. Focus – “Pitching without run support is difficult, but it can also make you better as a pitcher because you have to keep your focus all the time.” – Jason Vargas
    2. Demeanor – “He’s (Roy Halladay) got great work ethic.  His mound demeanor is unbelievable.” – Joe Blanton
    3. Preparation – “He (Rafael Soriano) studies hitters…You could see him taking note of what pitches would work against different hitters.  He really prepares.” – Jim Hickey
    4. Complacency – “Complacency is one of the biggest challenges a defending champion can face.” – Sean Deveney
    5. Continual Learning – “We often think that when we have completed our study on one, we know all about two because two is one and one.  We forget that we still have to make a study of and.” – Arthur Eddington
    6. Adjustments – “Life is about making adjustments.  You can’t let one problem stop you in your tracks.” – Oregon head coach Chip Kelly
    7. Execution – “We all learn from each other.  It’s getting your players to believe in it (the offense) and execute.” – Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn
    8. Process – “Just race the racetrack.  Don’t race the other guys.  Again, you can’t learn if you’re not finishing races.  So you’ve got to get as many laps as you can, and really just worry about getting your cars better.” – Martin Truex

    Did going through these 16 principles challenge you in any areas?  I hope so.  It may be the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for.

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    About Brian Dodd on Leadership

    I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

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