We are both proud graduates of Florida State University, and were fortunate to attend during Bobby Bowden’s tenure as head football coach. The world lost a great coach and an even better person this week.
Your legacy is not what you leave for people but what you leave in them. Bowden’s life embodies that definition of legacy. His record on the field will fade, but the seeds of faith and family he planted in his players (and everyone he met) will have a positive impact for generations to come.
Bowden exemplifies the values of a healthy leader we have been discussing: integrity and humility. Most importantly, tributes to the coach are filled with stories of his compassion, a value we will discuss next week.
How do your values and actions create a lasting impact on those in your world?