Leaders establish the character of their organizations. They always have.
The British people, for example, looked, acted and felt one way while Neville Chamberlain ran things, and another way entirely under the leadership of Winston Churchill.
The same was true for the Catholic Church under John Paul II and Pope Benedict. Both have their own styles and personalities and the Church as a whole reflects those differences.
Whether you are talking about General Electric which looked and acted a lot like Jack Welch when he was at the helm and Jeffery Immelt ever since or my wife' pet sitting business, which is full of nurturing animal lovers like her: big or small, government or business, leaders infect the culture of their institutions through their personalities.
Coaches are no different, which is why this week's SEC Championship game will be a fascinating character study in addition to a great football game.
You won't find two more disparate personalities than Nick Saban and Mar...