So, I live in Tucson, AZ. We now have a new UoA basketball coach–Sean Miller. A local newspaper reported today that one of Miller’s UoA assistant’s said, “Sean doesn’t want to be the smartest guy in the room, he just wants the smartest room.”

If that’s true, Miller has the makings of a great leader. Because, that’s exactly how the best leaders think. It’s about assembling the best team and unleashing that team while still providing guidance and coaching. The “hero” needs other people to support his or her dream. The leader invites other people to support “the” dream.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu