Humility, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role Humility plays in effective leadership.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” — Paul “Bear” Bryant (college football coach)

Humility has a significant role in effective leadership.  We all appreciate recognition for our efforts.  For example, when we earn an achievement stripe, our efforts in our karate lessons are being recognized.  An effective leader, like Bear Bryant, has a keen sense of humility — he understood the importance of the people he worked with.  Bryant was generous with praise, slow to criticize, and quick to recognize and encourage the achievements of others.  He put his humility into action in his leadership in both victory and defeat.  He would step up and take responsibility when things went wrong.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Does a football coach like Bear Bryant go onto the field and play during a game?
  2.   What kinds of things does a football coach do?  Is the coach part of the team?
  3.   Who wins or loses a football game?  Does it take Humility to work together as part of a team?

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