Leadership Style Essay
Urban Meyer-Head Coach Ohio State Football
Urban Meyer is the head coach for The Ohio State Buckeyes football team. He is 49 years old and was born in Toledo Ohio. He attended University of Cincinnati where he played football. Coach Meyer is married and has three children. Prior to coaching Ohio State he retired from coaching was working as a sports analyst for ESPN. Before retiring and working for ESPN, Coach Meyer was the head coach for the University of Florida. He led the Gators to two BCS championship wins and he held the highest percentages of wins for any active college football coach. (www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com).
Tubbs, (2012) defines leadership as, “influencing others to accomplish …show more content…
Coach Meyers has not let all of this power, status go to his head, and he stays grounded by following his Christian worldviews. In a recent interview on ESPN’s GameDay this is what Coach Meyer has had to say about his leadership style, “Don’t Settle For Average, Push Yourself And Others, Have A Higher Purpose, Keep Proving Something, Set Lofty Goals, Develop Others And Make Them Successful, Handle Criticism, Understand Jealousy, Toughness, Purpose, Caring, and Celebrate. If you practice these 13 things, you too may be a highly successful leader,” (www.briandoddonleadership.com).
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