Five Leadership Lessons From Nick Saban

December 3rd, 2012 / No Comments »

By Monte Burke

A few years ago, I spent a pretty intense two days with Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach, Nick Saban. (You can read the story here.) At the time, Saban was coming off his first season at Bama. It had not gone very well: The bad vibes from his abrupt departure from the Miami Dolphins seemed to follow him to Tuscaloosa. His hugely disappointing 7-6 record in that first season was low-lighted by a home loss to Louisiana-Monroe, one he crudely compared to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

But the seeds for future success were being planted then, even during that trying year. And we now know how the story has turned out. In six years at Alabama, Saban has gone 60-7. He has won two national championships and will play for a third on January 7 against Notre Dame……