Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Impact Quotes

Here is a list of some powerful impact quotes emphasizing the importance of an effective communicator as a leader. These quotes are not limited to elite sports, as we are always learning from successful leaders in any profession or endeavor. If you have some suggested quotes you would like to see added to this page, please post them using our comment boxes under the ‘BE A COMMUNICATOR’ theme in the category section on the home page. Also, we included the sources in which we derive many of the quotes to add to your possible reading list. Enjoy!



“The Best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for common goals.”

- Dave DeBusschere, Hall of Fame basketball player

“The most important thing in coaching is communication. It’s not what you say as much as what they absorb.”

- Red Auerbach, Hall of Fame basketball coach

“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.”

- Mark Twain, Author

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy – “If a coach tells his football team that it is no good, it is often not long before the team fulfills that prophecy by becoming worse.”

- Tom Osborne, Hall of Fame football coach



“Players will respect coaches who know the game and how to effectively present it in order to inevitably make the players better.”

- Bill Belichick, NFL champion football coach