Straightforward Leadership

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Sportswriter Tom Orsborn wrote about Chicago Bears Super Bowl coach Lovie Smith. He called Smith a straightforward coach. For instance, Smith says, "You don't have to downgrade guys. Treat 'em like men and they'll do whatever you want 'em to do."

Smith says his coaching reflects his faith.

It starts with belief that God is the center of my life. A lot of my coaching style is based on doing what is right, trying to treat people the right way. I would hope that I don't have to tell my players what my beliefs are. They see it on a daily basis."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. A coach takes his faith to work, and it comes out as respect for others; Lovie Smith lives out the high calling of our daily work.

Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

(1 Peter 2:17)