Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

10. The importance of listening

Bill Russell flies past Syracuse Nationals defender John Kerr during a game at Boston Garden, Feb. 1, 1963.

When a team is functioning on all cylinders, listening is an essential component of success. A team, whether it’s a sports team, a business, or a family, cannot function effectively unless you and everyone else are prepared to drop the filters that get in the way of effective listening.”

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