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The 12 Leadership Principles of Dean Smith June 3, 2006

Posted by humairah in General.

Dean Smith coached basketball @ the University of North Carolina for 36 years, willing a major-college record of 879 games as well as the admiration, friendship, and respect of his players, and peers.

David Chadwick, one of his students, wrote a book, 'The 12 Leadership Principles of Dean Smith' selecting the core values of Dean Smith and answering the 'how' he did it in 'it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game".

David Chadwick is currently a pastor in a large church, and he draws examples from the experiences of many famous basketball players and coaches.

I will go over each of these principles in separate posts. Definitely the most important values in a leader are the most basic ones, such as honesty, integrity, responsibility and so on, and writing about them in the light of basketball should help exemplify their practical aspect.

Unfortunately though, I haven't learnt much about basketball through this book!



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