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“10 Ways To Develop a Culture of Winning”

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The late Bill Walsh took the worst organization in professional football, the San Francisco 49ers and transformed them into the best organization in football.

How?

In his excellent book, “The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership,” Walsh writes the following:

1. Exhibit a ferocious and intelligently applied work ethic directed at continual improvement.

2. Demonstrate respect for each person in the organization and the work he or she does.

3. Be deeply committed to learning and teaching.

4. Be fair.

5. Demonstrate character.

6. Prize loyalty.

7. Honor the direct correlation between details and improvement.

8. Show self-control under pressure.

9. Put the team’s welfare and priorities ahead of my own.

10. Promote open and honest communication throughout the entire organization.

Leaders, this is super-solid advise.

However, as a Christ-follower, these are empty words with no power unless we allow Jesus to give us the power to implement these leadership principles in our organization.

Marinate on that,

Pastor Derwin

3 Responses to "“10 Ways To Develop a Culture of Winning”"
  • Nithin September 6, 2012

    When you say deeply committed to learning and teaching what do you mean by that? I know it is a dumb question, but is it lecture, mentoring, what methods do you find most valuable?

    • DerwinLGray September 6, 2012

      Leaning is all the above according to the rhythm of your life.

      I read a lot and have mentors.

  • Mike Stricker January 11, 2013

    I wonder if Bill Walsh and those 49ers leaders knew they were establishing a culture (and coaching tree) or if they just wanted to win games and championships, but because they were disciplined, driven, and intelligent men they were able to establish more than they ever expected to.
    Now imagine if Christian Leaders set out to pro-actively establish a culture of servant leadership and love that would multiply itself and bring success to that community / team.

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