Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain – Nu Leadership Series

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
Albert Einstein

You might not be a fame of the movies, but you need to read this story. What does football have to do with leadership? Take a good see, Captain. Recall this movie, “Remember the Titans.” The story outlined a good lesson in leadership and team development. The All-American defensive player was complaining about the selfishness of this player; however, this captain wasn’t supporting the head coach’s philosophy of becoming a successful team. How did leadership impact the overall success of this team? Did good leadership matter? My answer is a strong yes!

Likewise, great leaders can set the tone for an organization. Winston Churchill was quoted as saying, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Therefore, a positive attitude can make the difference in determining organizational success. Leaders stand out. The Bible has many examples of this case. Matthew 5:16 reads, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Winston (2002) notes that employees want leaders who can move an organization in a positive direction during stormy times.

John C. Maxell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, places a heavy regard on attitude. He writes, “If you want outstanding results, you need good people with great talent and awesome attitudes. When attitudes go up, so does the potential of the team.” When you have a selfish person leading an organization, this attitude has a negative impact on the organization. The results can go well beyond the bottom-line for most corporations. Therefore, a good attitude does matter. Get one today!

Maxwell, J. (1995). Attitude 101. Nashville, TN: West Publishing Company.
Winston, B. (2002). Be A Leader for God’s Sake. Virginia Beach, VA. Regent University.