Here's my father, back when he coached the Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams were loved. Win, and you're loved.
But for my dad, it was more than the act of winning that made him love his team, and his players and the coaches who worked alongside him. It was the discipline each man put in, daily, to improve. There was zero stagnation on this team. Each day was an opportunity to make yourself better, stronger, clearer than the day before.
My dad lived a sober life, slept 6 hours a night, and worked out daily. He lived his life so that he could be physically and mentally clear to lead his team. Only through clarity can true leaders lead.
He kept a chalkboard in our house. One of the mottos he wrote on it, read, "Do something to improve yourself everyday."
A prescription for winning.