Newton sounds like he could write his own book about leadership.
“Leadership is an Art” was written by Max DePree and published in 1987. It explores how business managers can develop into leaders to help their organizations grow more profitable. The book teaches the importance of building relationships, communication and integrity. It has nothing to do with football.
That’s one reason why Brad Franchione gave the book to Cam Newton in 2009.
Newton was a 20-year-old transfer looking for a fresh start at Blinn College after a disappointing two-year stint at the University of Florida. He made his intentions clear to Franchione, his new head coach. The young quarterback wanted another shot to play high-level college football and also wanted to become a better leader.
That’s why Franchione gave him the book. After each chapter, the two met and talked about how the lessons related to football.
“I’ve always felt it was one of my favorite books, especially teaching…