“What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying.”
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson said it originally, but Alabama’s legendary football coach Nick Saban has also used that quote during his televised interviews.
If you are a football fan, you probably have strong feelings about Saban. Some find glory in his successful tenure in Alabama. Some resent his success and are glad his team fell to Georgia in last year’s championship game. In any case, an objective assessment of what he’s accomplished requires respect.
His approach to organization building and development leads to his team performing at a consistently high level. He may not always land at the top, but he isn’t far away.
Recruiting, developing, innovating, and maintaining excellence are all strategies we can copy.