March 1, 2020 • Coaching

The DEFINITE DOZEN©: Take full responsibility

{Sponsored} Championship coach Pat Summitt created a profound model for principles of success and leadership in sport and life called the DEFINITE DOZEN©.


There are no shortcuts to success. You can’t assume larger responsibility without taking responsibility for the small things too. Coach Pat Summitt believed that the only way she could effectively teach her teams to take responsibility was to exemplify it. She believed in the saying, “… what they see is what they’ll be …”Pat Summitt Definite Dozen: Take Full Responsiblity

She did not tolerate blame. She understood that blame serves no constructive, long-term purpose. Blame is always about the past and you can’t do anything to change the past. Her focus was on responsibility, not blame.

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense
of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have,” Summitt said.


• Won 1,098 games
• 18 NCAA Final Fours
• 8 National Championships
• “Coach of the Year” 15 times
• Olympian as coach and player
• 100% student-athlete graduation rate
• And much more …

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