Quotes, opinions, and philosophies of some well-known and lesser-known “managers.”
Mike Leach is what some may call an “eccentric coach,” but most would also call him a “successful coach.” In a recent profile piece in The Athletic (here), former player Connor Halliday had this description of his coach’s methodology:
“His coaching philosophy is, you’re out there on the field, you can see the way the defense is lined up better than I can. So it’s my job to get you to the best point of believing in yourself and believing in your ability to call the plays..”
Good managers not only describe what needs to be done, but they also help their team members believe they can do it.