I was reading an article about Nick Saban, a coach for the University of Alabama American Football team who took them from virtual obscurity to achieve great success. The article described him as a rock star. At first I thought it was a strange description, after all the lives and behaviours of rock stars and football coaches must be very different.
I then started to think about what they do that’s the same.
They inspire people, they take the spotlight meaning it’s easier for others to do their best without the distractions. They are engaging, they are creative but most of all they ship. After all, whoever heard of a rock star who hadn’t released a record in the same way as we’ve never heard of a great coach who didn’t build great teams?
No matter what you do, if you want to achieve greatness, be a rock n roll star!