Absorb the Pain and Spread the Glory

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Here's a thought on leadership from the legendary coach Bear Bryant:

"I'm just a plowhand from Arkansas, but I have learned how to hold a team together. How to lift some men up, how to calm down others, until finally they've got one heartbeat together, a team. There's just three things I'd ever say: If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Bear Bryant knew how to motivate his team, and how to lead with courage. Leaders absorb the pain and spread the glory . . . in the high calling of our daily work.