Here are some thoughts from Lin Dunn that I got listening to her speak and spending some time with her at A Step Up Assistant Coaching Symposium a few weeks ago:
As a pro coach, she spend 15 minutes each day on fundamentals.
Preparation (goal is to be over-prepared)
Investment (being the best you can be)
Trust in the System
Believe in People
Believe in Teamwork
Core Values -- the will be the foundation of your program
What is important to you
Work ethic (walk the walk coaches)
Characteristics she loves in players
Loved coaching kids who had faced adversity
Failure = Opportunity
Poised & Composed
Ability to Focus in the moment
(notice this list was about intangibles)
True champions value giving back.
Mental toughness: bend without breaking
Be careful what you say after a game...only player acknowledgement after the game.
If you have a sense of humor, use it.