Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Leadership-Pass It On by Corona HS assistant principal and AD Jim Perry

This past week, I attended the 63rd annual PEACH (Physical Education, Athletic Coaching & Health) conference in San Luis Obispo. One of the best presentations given during the conference was by Corona HS assistant principal and athletic director Jim Perry. While his talk was more than the following quotes, I thought you might enjoy some of them as they are definitely thought provoking and apply to you whether you are a teacher, coach and/or parent.

Where did I come from?

Where am I going?

What will I do and be when I get there?

My two degrees: "EbWa" and EbPa" (Educated by Walking around and Educated by Paying attention)

Every generation since the beginning of time has driven their parents completely out of their collective minds.

Teaching makes all other jobs possible.

The schools lead, teach, motivate, and inspire each generation to greatness.

"Don't talk too much or too soon." Bear Bryant

"Leadership must be demonstrated, not announced" Fran Tarkenton

"One finger can not lift a pebble" Hopi Proverb

"You must be the change that you wish to see in the world" Ghandi

"Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you." John Wooden

"Leadership is the ability to lift and inspire." Paul Dietzel

"A leader is a person who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do...and like it." President Harry Truman

"When you get to where you are going, the first thing to do is take care of the horse that got you there." Cowboy Wisdom

"Leaders are chosen to serve. There is always trouble if a leader forgets this." Cowboy wisdom

"It is not the same to talk of the bulls as it is to be in the bull ring." Old Spanish Proverb

"Most people don't look dumb until they start talking." Cowboy Wisdom

"You can learn more about a man in one hour of competition than in one hour of conversation." Plato

"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he would never be found out." Thomas MacCauley

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." Albert Einstein

"Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period." Lou Holtz

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." Emerson

"Spectacular achievements are always preceeded by unspectacular preparation." Roger Staubach

"My determination more than made up for any lack of speed, height, weight, or whatever else I wasn't supposed to have." Jack Lambert

"If your horse is dead...dismount." Cowboy Wisdom

"The length of a conversation doesn't tell anything about the size of the intellect." Cowboy Wisdom

"You can easily judge a man by how he treats a person that can do nothing for him." Unknown


We can't direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

Long before...Long after
Part of history
Standard of behavior
Role models

"All glory comes from daring to begin." Eugen F. Ware

"Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of the victory." General George S. Patton

"Sweet are the uses of adversity." Shakespeare

"Knowledge is inherent in all things. The world is a Library." Chief Luther Standing Bear

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." Will Rogers

"It is what we learn after we know it all that counts." Unknown

"Never over coach and never under teach." John Wooden


"Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance." Cowboy Wisdom

The story of David vs. Goliath
David's army believed that Goliath was too big to hit.
David believed that Goliath was too big to miss.

"Some days you are the dog and some days you are the hydrant." Unknown

Teachable moments vs. non teachable moments.

We are experts at catching kids doing things wrong...how good are we at catching kids doing things right?

Rules you can't enforce.
Rules you aren't willing to enforce.

"A warrior don't try to stand out from the band of warriors. He strove to act bravely and honorably to help the group in whatever way he could to accomplish the mission. If glory befell him, he was obligated to give away his most prized possessions to relatives, friends, and the poor." Lakota Sioux

"Let us put our hearts and minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children. Chief Crazy Horse

"I fought for my people and for my land. When we conquered, I remained silent as a warrior should." Chief Rain In The Face

Black Elk Speaks
A young Lakota asked what kind of warrior he is to become?...He is told that there are two warriors living in his soul...One is courageous, respected, wise, humble, and loved...The other is boastful, slow of thought, distrusted, mean spirited, and alone...The young brave asks, "which warrior lives in me?"...Black Elk speaks...


A newspaper retorter asked..."Coach, how good is your team going to be this year?"

The old coach replied..."I don't know right now but if you ask me in twenty years, I will give you a real good assessment of how good our team is." Old Coach Wisdom

Three Types of People
What's mine is mine if I can keep it...
What's yours is mine if I can take it...
What's mine is yours if i can share it...

The only thing that we truly own in our life is our story.
Inscribe each page as a gift to others.
Autograph your story with excellence, passion, imagination, grace, wisdom, forgiveness, compassion, and love.

Please feel free to add some of your own favorite quotes in the comment section below.


George Ramos said...

Thanks for these ... nice to wake up to in the morning.

Here's the quotation on our Captain's Logs: “Enlightened leadership is service, not selfishness. The leader grows more and lasts longer by placing the well-being of all above the well-being of self alone.

“Paradox: By being selfless, the leader enhances self.”
-- from The Tao of Leadership by John Heider

Albert Caruana said...

Thanks for the additions George.

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