John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success for Startups

Recently I started reading the book Wooden on Leadership after a recommendation from a colleague. The book’s author, John Wooden, is one of the most successful college basketball coaches ever and an amazing leader. In the book, Wooden describes his pyramid of success that he developed over the years:

  • Competitive Greatness
  • Poise | Confidence
  • Condition | Skill | Team Spirit
  • Self-Control | Alertness | Initiative | Intentness
  • Industrious-ness | Friendship | Loyalty | Cooperation | Enthusiasm

Startups defining their core values would do well to use one or two items from Wooden’s Pyramid of Success (I’m a fan of no more than 3-5 core values otherwise there are too many remember). For entrepreneurs interested in the leadership and the study of leadership, I’d recommend the book.

What else? What are your thoughts on John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success?

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