Another example from UNC is men's football coach Mac Brown. Brown built the program into a championship caliber contender. After he left UNC for Texas (which he subsequently built into a national champion), the UNC program suffered. I see that Brown is returning to UNC. Will he repeat his success? My money says YES!
This ability to positively influence a team also applies to other areas of life. Families. Businesses. Charitable organizations. An effective coach can make all the difference. A *terrible* coach can cause all kinds of problems.
According to leadership guru, John Maxwell, the characteristics of a good coach include:
- They establish trust
- They lend perspective
- They orchestrate people
- They ensure preparation
- They provide discipline and accountability