Friday Filosophy #2014-50

Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.

Henry Mintzberg


Adversity is the first path to truth.

Lord Byron


Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Alice Meynell
Last month I highlighted the great teacher as being a person who inspired. I want to suggest that each of you read about John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach extraordinaire.

He was one who was clear on expectations – Clarity

The expectations were divorced from outcomes – which you don’t control and all about process – which you do control.


Like many people he had some “foundations pillars.” (My words not his)


They were in two sets of three


  • Never Lie
  • Never Cheat
  • Never Steal

Pretty simple and straightforward.


  • Don’t Whine
  • Don’t Complain
  • Don’t Make Excuses


Coach Wooden defined SUCCESS as follows:


Peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming.


May YOU each have peace of mind.

The time is now…