Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is considered one of the best coaches in the NBA. He implemented a system into the team in which every player believes in. This has led Celtics to be one of the best teams in the NBA and they are currently dominating a talented but a young team in Philadelphia Sixers.
During his lecture for the Boston are high-school kids, 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.