"Coaching is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
-Warren G. Bennis
"Management is doing things right. Coaching is doing the right things."
"One of the true tests of coaching is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
-Arnold H. Glasgow
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
"If you want to know why your players are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek."
"The first responsibility of a coach is to define reality, the last is to say 'Thank you.'
In between the two, the coach must become a servant."
-Max De Pree
"They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
"The greatest coaching principle in the world is:
'the things that get rewarded and appreciated get done.'"
"Excellence is...Caring more than others think is wise;
Risking more than others think is safe;
Dreaming more than others think is practical;
Expecting more than others think is possible."
"You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within."
"Quality is never an accident: It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort,
intelligent direction and skillful execution.
It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
-William A. Foster
"Values are critical guides for making decisions.
When in doubt, they cut through the fog like a beacon in the night."
"A coach's job is to look into the future and see the organization
not as it is, but as it should be."
"Giving your players a little more than they expect is a good way to get back
a lot more than you'd expect."
"The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity."
"To lead your players, walk behind them."
"Though coaching may be hard to define, the one characteristic common
to all coaches is the ability to make things happen."
-Ted W. Engstrom