45 Coach K Quotes

Apr 27th, 2013

Category: Coaching

45 Coach K Quotes

“Confrontation is good. It simply means meeting the truth head-on.”

“When your organization operates like a strong family, you can’t be knocked out by one punch.”

“Sometimes, when you’re blinded by your emotions and your commitments, it’s best for someone else to tell you what to do.”

“People look at things closer when they lose than when they win.”

“Stop the “Success Express” once in a while and enjoy the journey.”

“If you teach it, you better be able to do it yourself.”

“When things go wrong for you and your team, assume responsibility. Admit your mistakes and move on.”

“Put yourself in a situation where you can learn something new.”

“Never forget a defeat. Defeat can be the key to victory.”

“When you stop growing, you start to decay.”

“Integrity is nothing more than doing the right thing no matter who’s watching you.”

“Make the truth the basis of all you do.”

“With accomplishment comes confidence and with confidence comes belief. It has to be in that order.”

“Hunger not for success, but for excellence. And don’t let anyone else define excellence for you.”

“To stay successful, you have to stay hungry. Don’t cheat yourself with complacency.”

“Plan what you teach”

“Cultivate relationships with people who support your organization.”

“During critical moments, look closely for any potential chink in your armor. And then take action to fix it.”

“No organization, no matter how good it is, is going to win on reputation alone.”

“A moment of ecstasy might very well cause you to lose the next game. Put it behind you and move on.”

“Luck favors teams who trust one another.”

“When you screw up, admit you are wrong. Apologize in front of the whole team. To admit a mistake is not a weakness, it’s a strength.”

“Before you ever utter a word, the team sees your face, the look in your eyes, even your walk. Show the face your team needs to see.”

“Confidence can be an extremely effective weapon against fear. Show strength, hide weakness.”

“One of the worst things anybody can do is assume. I think fools assume. If people have really got it together, they never assume anything. They believe, they work hard, and they prepare- but they don’t assume.”

“I coach by feel. I follow my heart.”

“It’s important for a leader to focus on the technical details of his industry or business. But it’s vital to focus on details related specifically to people in the organization.”

“It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward.”

“Courage and confidence are what decision-making is all about.”

“A little negative thing must be dealt with immediately- before it becomes a big negative thing.”

“Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.”

“Ask questions- lots of questions.”

“Any one fist can break any one finger. Therefore, your goal as a leader should be to create a dominant team where all five fingers fit together into a powerful fist.”

“If your culture is properly developed, then in the heat of competition, when you have to slam home a message, an individual or the team will respond well.”

“Whatever a leader does now sets up what he does later. And there’s always a later.”

“Progress has to be monitored on a regular basis, and good work has to be rewarded and encouraged.”

“Instill the discipline to tell the truth. It’s a waste of time to deal with anything less than the truth.”

“Embrace the hell out of personal responsibility.”

“People have to be given the freedom to show the heart they possess.”

“Believe in a handshake.”

“Teach time management, not only as it relates to individuals, but as it pertains to a group.”

“Too many rules get in the way of leadership. They just put you in a box… People set rules to keep from making decisions.”

“When you first assemble a group, it’s not a team right off the bat. It’s only a collection of individuals.”

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