Spur Leadership Conference – Rick Barnes

Session 5 – Leadership -Rick Barnes – Head basketball coach, University of Texas

You’ve got to love what you do with passion to lead others.

You’ve got to surround yourself with great people then make your they know they are important.

My job as coach is to be a truth-teller. Not in a way that kills them but in a way that helps them.

We use every method we can to teach them. We have to adapt to them. We tell them their education matters more than anything.

The people around you have to love what they do as much as you do.

You have to be a life long learner. You have to start now because life goes by so quick.

You’ve got to love those you serve. You have to know your people. You have to find ways to do that. You have to leave things better than you found them.

How can I make it better for other people?

We are going to win: student athletes, a great program, great recruiting, building great kids…

You better know what makes the person you work for ‘tick.’ What does he or she want from you? What are their likes and dislikes?

You better love your job. You better do it with passion. Do what we can do today. Enjoy today.

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