Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn’t want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didn’t want to be challenged. And I earned that right as my teammates came after me. They didn’t endure all the things I had to endure.
The extraordinary sporting icon that is Michael Jordan (1963 – ) on being asked whether his intensity came at the being at the expense of being a nice guy. Jordan’s ferocious will-to-win and extraordinary succeess are highlighted in the enthralling Netflix sporting documentary The Last Dance (2020). You can find another of his great insights here.