Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence / Edition 1

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Take a one-on-one leadership course with Coach John Wooden himself!

“John Wooden is a monumental figure in American sports, yet his legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. Coach Wooden instills in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate readily from the sports arena to business, management, and leadership.

"Although John Wooden gained fame at UCLA as an illustrious

basketball coach, his leadership values and professional and personal behavior are just as applicable in business. Team-building in any context—especially in today’s hyper-competitive and fast-changing environment—is difficult. That Coach Wooden was able to achieve such consistent successes at the highest levels over his 40-year career is a tribute to the robustness of his ideas.”


John E. Anderson Chair in Management and Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071626149
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/18/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 207,761
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

John Wooden (1910-2010), guided the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA basketball championships over a 12-year period, including four perfect seasons and an 88-game winning streak. He was named ESPN’s “Greatest Coach of the 20th Century” and voted “#1 Coach of All Time” by The Sporting News. Sports Illustrated said it best when they said: “There’s never been a finer man in American sports than John Wooden, or a finer coach.” In 2003 John Wooden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Steve Jamison is America's foremost author and authority on the life and philosophy of John Wooden. Mr. Jamison is a consultant to the UCLA Anderson Scool of Business’ John Wooden Global Leadership Program. He has collaborated with Coach Wooden on an award-winning PBS presentation as well as several books, including the classic book on teaching and mentoring, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections.

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Table of Contents


  1. Origins of Leadership
  2. The Pyramid of Success
  3. 12 Lessons in Leadership
  4. Good Values attract good people
  5. The Most Powerful 4 letter word
  6. Call Your self a Teacher
  7. Emotion is Your Enemy
  8. Ten Hands to Score a Basket
  9. Little Things Make Big things happen
  10. Make each day your masterpiece
  11. Carrot mightier than the stick
  12. Make Greatness available to everyone
  13. Seek significant change
  14. Don't Look at the Scoreboard
  15. Adversity is your Asset
  16. Reflections on Leadership
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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Same Book With A Different Title

    This book is a rewrite of John Wooden's last two books "Wooden on Leadership" & "Essential Wooden." If you've read those, then skip this one.

    Even most of the player's quotes are the exact same.

    I has honestly very disappointed. All Steve Jamison did was organize the other books into "principles" and add some blank pages for you to reflect on each chapter.

    If you're looking to read about John Wooden, try the previous two books which are excellent.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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