Have faith in your philosophy of leadership, but be pragmatic. Only a coach who has faith in himself will have faith in his players. Or get that same faith from them. Know how you want to go about directing your team—and do what you know—as long as you see its positive effect.
The ninety-year-old John Wooden again: “My basic philosophy would be the same (now), but you have to change with society to some degree. There has to be a line of demarcation, but you can’t be bull-headed.”
Adjustments are not frivolous abandonments of philosophy. If the philosophy is based on application, rather than just theory, then the coach will consistently be observing how his players respond to him and to his techniques.