Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life Based on Legendary Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success [NOOK Book]

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Building upon the fundamental principles devised by Coach John Wooden, Brian D. Biro presents an accessible system for leadership development. With anecdotes, excercises, and Wooden's philosophy, the author captures the essence of Wooden's Pyramid of Success and the secrets behind each of the pyramid's building blocks.
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Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life Based on Legendary Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success

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Overview

Building upon the fundamental principles devised by Coach John Wooden, Brian D. Biro presents an accessible system for leadership development. With anecdotes, excercises, and Wooden's philosophy, the author captures the essence of Wooden's Pyramid of Success and the secrets behind each of the pyramid's building blocks.
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What People Are Saying

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"Brian Biro has captured Coach John Wooden's timeless philosophies and woven them into a timeless leadership formula that should help us all in every aspect of our lives."
Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager

"The proven Wooden leadership tapestry is based on fundamental principles, not cute, cosmetic, cotton candy techniques. Brian Biro weaves this tapestry around absolutely compelling true stories."
Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"Astonishing reading. Read Beyond Success and totally outperform yourself."
Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"Beyond Success reads like the final seconds of an NCAA playoff... this book is alive with calculated, confident brilliance. This is a fast-break play for life."
Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101203071
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 689,967
  • File size: 917 KB

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From the foreword by Coach John WoodenIn his book, Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life Brian Biro has captured the essence of my Pyramid of Success and the secrets behind each block as it ascends to the apex. He then goes even further, creating a new game plan for lasting leadership and personal fulfillment. It is my feeling that real success is not the accumulation of material possessions or the attainment of a position of power or prestige. Rather, it is the peace of mind that is attained only by making the effort to do the best you are capable of doing at any task in which you are engaged. When you embrace this fundamental idea-that your success is determined not by what others think but rather by what you know in your own heart-you have the opportunity to make each day your masterpiece. This is the central message of Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life. Brian Biro brings this message to life in a way that is both compelling and spiritually uplifting. —Reprinted from Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life by Brian Biro by permission of Perigee Books, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. Copyright (c) 2000 by Brian Biro. All rights reserved. This excerpt, or any parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xv
Introduction 1
1. Pygmalion: Expectation and Reality 6
2. Vision: Knowing What's Important 21
3. Character: Redefining Success 30
4. A Structure for Internal Leadership 40
5. Secret #1: Industriousness 48
6. Secret #2: Enthusiasm 62
7. Secrets #3-#5: Friendship, Loyalty, and Cooperation 74
8. Secret #6: Self-Control 90
9. Secret #7: Alertness 101
10. Secret #8: Initiative 121
11. Secret #9: Intentness 135
12. Secret #10: Condition 153
13. Secret #11: Skill 166
14. Secret #12: Team Spirit 197
15. Secrets #13 and #14: Poise and Confidence 216
16. Secret #15: Competitive Greatness 241
About the Author 275
Index 277
Powerful Resources from Brian D. Biro 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2001

    Leadership Lessons from a Brilliant, Ethical Coach

    Coach John Wooden of UCLA will always be remembered for the quality of the character he helped build, as well as the quality of the team play that emerged. Most NBA teams today would have trouble emulating the team effectiveness of Coach Wooden's basketball squads. This book does a superb job of capturing the philosophy and practices behind Coach Wooden's success, and translating it into what can be done in other spheres of life, such as work. Anyone can learn or be reminded of important lessons from this book that will provide much personal satisfaction and accomplishment. Coach Wooden's philosophy started with something his father taught him at a young age. 'Never compare yourself to others.' From that, he learned to appreciate that there is a victory in making the most out of your talents when they are small, as well as when you achieve a victory in competition over another person or team. He translated this idea into helping each player feel successful. This was an inner feeling from the 'self-satisfaction of knowing we'd given our best to become the best of what we were capable.' It was a long time before Coach Wooden's philosophy and skills developed to the point that he routinely produced championship teams on the court. But his players always had the joy of winning from having developed themselves in the context of the team. This approach also works well in establishing high-level performance because of the Pygmalion effect -- 'the transformative power of expectation.' Experiments have shown that if teachers think that a child is bright, the child will perform like a bright child. By treating everyone as though they have high potential, you will usually find they have great, untapped potential. 'There are no overachievers; we all have an almost infinite supply of potential.' Coach Wooden's personal creed is an important part of being a successful leader: (1) Be true to yourself (2) Make friendship a fine art (3) Make each day your masterpiece (4) Build a shelter against a rainy day (5) Help others (6) Drink deeply from good books (7) Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day. Here are the 15 collaborative elements of Coach Wooden's approach. Just reading the list will not get the points across. You need the discussions of what these terms mean and how to apply them that are in the book. Also, Mr. Biro has done a nice job of rounding out the basketball experiences with many examples from other areas of endeavor and life. #1 Industriousness (this should complement and not detract from a sense of balance in life) #2 Enthusiasm (needs to be combined with industriousness to permit 'strict attention to little details') #3 Friendship #4 Loyalty #5 Cooperation #6 Self-Control ('dedication to repetition' was a feature of his practices) #7 Alertness (opportunities come at unexpected times) #8 Initiative #9 Intentness (how can I contribute so my effort will work for the team?) #10 Condition (physical, mental, moral, and emotional) #11 Skill (flexible visualization) #12 Team spirit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Wildfire

    I'm-a do this!

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    Posted September 14, 2013

    Ruelle

    Gets tekiported.

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    Posted September 14, 2013

    The teleporte (note)

    (Forgot to mention. It is not ark resut one. It is A R K res one.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Knuckles

    Goes in

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    Posted September 14, 2013

    DarkSonic

    *Walks in after Tails*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Tails

    Lets do this*walks in the teleporter*

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