John Calipari's Leadership

Great leaders see the potential in people and empower them to become the best they can be.  They create a leadership culture within their organization that attracts other leaders to them.  Take Kentucky basketball coach, John Calipari for example.  Prior to the NCAA Tournament, Calipari sat down with each of his players individually and had the same conversation with each one:

“Tell me what you look like when you're playing your best,” he said he told them. “Let's really be specific. What are you doing? What does it look like?”

After each player answered, Calipari said something that surprised many of them: “As your coach, how can I help you be that player?" (Eric Crawford, Courier Journal).

Do you see what he did right there?  He told his players to picture themselves playing at their fullest potential and then empowered them to get there with his help.  That's good leadership.