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John Wooden (RIP), masterful leadership coach on and off court

June 8, 2010

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden

(Malcolm Emmens/US Presswire)

These are the words of the late John Wooden who passed away on June 4th. Wooden was revered as a coach who built UCLA’s basketball program into one of America’s dynasties. He was known for his coaching mastery and success by stressing life values not just on the court but in life.  Integrity should’ve been his middle name.  His work, inspiring lessons and philosophies  in leadership development is revered and modeled by many (including yours truly!)

“Caoch Wooden’s legacy transcends athletics, what he did was produce leaders,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block in a statement released by the school.

RIP John Wooden!

P.S articles everywhere – here’s one that I caught that is worth reading.