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Bear Bryant on Leadership Leadership is one of the most underrated qualities someone can display in my opinion. I am a sport’s management major so I relate things a lot of times in terms of football, much like this book does. An average football coach can be a great football coach if he is able to exemplify a strong sense of leadership. As I thought of how powerful of a character trait leadership is, it made me think of three things: What do I know about leadership? What do I want to know about leadership? What can I learn about leadership? It honestly left me dumbfounded for quite a while. I knew that behind a successful team, business, or group there had to be great leadership. I knew leadership was easily preached, but very difficult to practice. Throughout my entire childhood and until I graduated high school, my father would consistently remind me the only thing he had ever told me about leadership. “Be a leader, not a follower.” I always took the advice as nonchalantly as possible until my senior season of football. We were successful the previous year and were expected to be a serious contender for the state championship. We were missing one key ingredient: leadership. I saw this before the season even started and I really wanted to take action and do something about it, but I felt as though I was incapable of doing so for some reason. I don’t really know what it was, but when it was obvious something needed to be said I didn’t say it. I was a leader by my actions, but I didn’t have the ability to vocalize my thoughts and concerns to the team. We let down all expectations and were upset at home in the first round of the playoffs. I felt as if I was responsible and while no one else knew it, I was guilty as I could be on the inside. I wanted to know how to effectively exemplify leadership, so I would be prepared when my next opportunity came around.

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