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Brad Stevens: Be Respectful Of Others In New Situations

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Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens), is the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics (@Celtics) and a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Stevens was the Head Coach of the Celtics until 2021. Stevens is most famous for his calm coaching style and demeanor on the sidelines. He is known for getting the most out of his players and led the Celtics to multiple Eastern Conference Finals appearances as the coach. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens rose to prominence as coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

Stevens shares here how a calm and collected attitude helps him engage in new situations, especially coming into a leadership role in an established organization. He understands that “Rome was not built in a day,” and he respects the process of learning the strengths and weaknesses of the players and staff members around him.

Stevens recommends that new leaders observe and analyze the people around them in order to maximize their best abilities and skill sets. He is against coming into a situation and treating others like they are under you. Stevens believes bossing people around disrespects the accomplishments and good ideas of others.