Leadership - Korean Tae Kwon Do Style

A long time ago my son was taking Tae Kwon Do lessons and part of the training included learning some Korean verses about a number of different themes.  One being leadership.  He practiced it (with some help from his Dad) and had to recite it as part of one of his tests to earn a belt promotion.  This leadership verse has stuck with me since the time he learned it and it has greatly influenced my coaching style.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists.  Not so great when they obey and acclaim him, worse yet when they despise him.  But of a good leader, when his work his done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "we did it ourselves."   Tae Kwon Do Leadership

I believe one of the keys to helping players achieve and get close to their capacity is to be a leader that doesn't need the spotlight.  A leader that doesn't seek the spotlight.  It's about the players.  Yes, they need a strategy and I will write about that soon.  But I beleive players appreciate a coach who is humble and unselfish.