Just 3 Questions About Leadership with Coach Bill McCartney

Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?


Coach Bill McCartney is the former head football coach of the University of Colorado. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013, he led his team to three consecutive Big Eight Conference titles and to a National Championship in 1990. Bill is also founder of Promise Keepers, where he has served as both CEO and Chairman of the Board. In this first video, he answers, “Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?”



Bill stated, "Fame can come in a moment, but greatness comes with longevity. You may be able to do it once, but can you do it again?" How do you strive to be a leader marked by longevity? What helps you stay focused for the long haul?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


In this next clip, Bill answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?"


Bill expressed that the greatest leaders are those who submit to the authority of the Word of God. What authority does Scripture hold in your life? How does being under the authority of the Bible impact your ability to lead others?
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As you lead others, do you feel as though you are simply leading them on an endeavor, or do you feel as though you are leading people to follow Christ? How can you better point past your own leadership and towards the leadership of Christ?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


In this next clip, Bill answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?"


Being in a place of power or authority can cause a person to become puffed-up or prideful. As a leader, how do you cultivate a posture of humility within yourself?
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What builds your resolve? What encourages you to remain resolute in moments of failure?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?


In this bonus clip, Bill answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?"



Bill stressed the importance of being in the Word of God everyday. What have you noticed about your leadership abilities on days you fail to spend time in His Word? How do you maintain the priority of reading Scripture daily?
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No two people lead exactly the same way, but there are sound leadership principles that can help you become all the leader God has planned you to be. May God grant you wisdom and grace as you lead others in His service.