Want to know the secret to
perennial winners? Here are 5 leadership keys from Ohio
State coach Urban Meyer, who continues to win wherever he
coaches and proves that leadership really matters.
Urban Meyer knows how to lead ... and win! Not only
does he own one of the best winning percentages in college
football history, he has also immediately turned around all
four programs upon his arrival. Leadership really does
Here are a few of Meyer's keys that helped him lead
Ohio State to a national championship. Take note of how
great leadership transcends the environment and how you can
apply these keys to your business.
a winning attitude, and have a zero tolerance
approach to anything else. Winning is the only option, and
having a winning attitude is the only attitude that will
2. BIG TEAM over little
me. This means that the team's goals are bigger
than your personal discomfort or convenience. You play/work
for your teammates not for yourself.
in your team. Meyer provided leadership training for
60 - 90 minutes for his coaches every single week this
season, a rarity for any football team or business for that
matter. That's why his results are rare. Winners do
what others are not willing to do.
a system of accountability. Meyer's investment
in his coaching staff was matched by keeping them
accountable for delivering the leadership process they were
trained on. This accountability was further transferred to
players who took exams on the same process and principles
to ensure learning and adherence as a team.
well. All the training in the world can be wasted if
you are training the wrong people. Recruiting the very best
and training them is an unbeatable combination. So, when
your superstars are on the bench you can still field a
winning team like Ohio State did with a third string
quarterback who played like a superstar when the situation