The Leadership Lessons of Steve Kerr

This article has been making the rounds on the internet over the last couple of weeks so there’s a good chance you’ve already read it. If you haven’t, make sure to because this is as good of a coaching article as I’ve ever come across. SI’s Chris Ballard does a fantastic job examining the coaching methods of Steve Kerr and how the culture he’s created has continued despite his absence. Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) has one of my favorite quotes about leadership: “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” I think that quote relates directly to this article and Kerr’s impact on the Warriors from afar.

Kerr was blown away. “It was a good reminder to me because this is Pop, one of the best in the world at his business, and his point guard is like, ‘You don’t see what we see.’” He continues. “On the sideline we can see something unfold but we can’t feel the speed with which it unfolds. Players might have a better call for a certain coverage based on the speed and their reaction abilities and the personnel we’re going against.”


For more on Steve Kerr:
-Steve Kerr is the King of Cool (LINK)
-After Kerr’s Halftime Speech, the Warriors Rally Past the Spurs (LINK)
-Steve Kerr Q&A (LINK)
-Kerr’s Golden Plan for the Warriors (LINK)

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