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If you are uncomfortable walking around your team’s workplace, awkward and out of place, you are a disconnected leader — not really part of the team.  Sitting in your office with the door closed and issuing edicts from on high is not communication, and is certainly not collaborative leadership.
    —    Bill Walsh
From his book:  “The Score Takes Care Of Itself
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The “big plays” in business —  or professional football —  don’t just suddenly occur out of thin air.  They result from very hard work and painstaking attention over the years to all of the details related to your leadership.
Talent, functional intelligence, experience, maturity, effort, dedication, and practice may not be perfect, but they will get you so close to perfection that most people will think you achieved it.  And the results will show it. …
…Your effort in the beginning is part of a continuum of effort; your Standard of Performance is part of a continuum of standards.  Today’s effort becomes tomorrow’s result.  The quality of those efforts becomes the quality of your work.  One day is connected to the following day and the following month to the succeeding years.
Your own Standard of Performance becomes who and what you are.   You and your organization achieve greatness.
   —    Bill Walsh
From his book: “The Score Takes Care Of Itself
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Looking back, perhaps the lesson I would draw is this: If you don’t love it, don’t do it.  I loved it — teaching people how to reach in deep to fulfill their potential, how to become great.  And when you do that with a group, you, as the leader, enjoy the thrill of creating a great team.  For me it was like creating a work of art.  Only instead of painting on a canvas, I had the great joy of creating in collaboration with others.
   —    Bill Walsh
From his book: “The Score Takes Care Of Itself
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In my experience, this is what it takes to be a good teacher: passion, expertise, communication, and persistence.
   —    Bill Walsh
From his book: “The Score Takes Care Of Itself
[Which is why great teachers are so hard to find – anywhere – let alone in schools.  Being great at any of those individual areas will make you a valuable commodity in the market place.  Why would someone settle for the average teacher’s salary?   —    KMAB]
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