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Brad Stevens: 2 Keys To Leadership

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PCA National Advisory Board Member and Head Coach for the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens) is known as a positive coach. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens rose to prominence as the preternaturally calm and cool coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

Here, Stevens describes the two most important qualities of leadership. No matter how you have earned your leadership role, it is always an honor and responsibility. For Stevens, leaders must lead by serving others and through authenticity:

1) The best leaders lead by serving others. When you truly invest in service, your teammates feel like everything they do has a purpose, no matter if they fail or succeed.

2) The best leaders are authentic. You have been put in a leadership role for a reason so don’t try and be someone you aren’t! Sometimes being yourself may not guarantee ‘winning’ success but maintaining personal integrity is more important.

There are lots of different ways to have success as a leader but if you are yourself and put in all your effort to help other players become the best they can, that is what matters.