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Coached for Life

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A true account of how two high school football coaches molded an undistinguished group of young men into state champions in 1962, this book features a dramatic 40-year retrospective from the players themselves on how the principles instilled in them have continued to shape their lives in positive ways long after leaving the football field. The story is a testament to the profound impact leaders can have on other people’s lives, whether they are educators, coaches, business ...

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Overview

A true account of how two high school football coaches molded an undistinguished group of young men into state champions in 1962, this book features a dramatic 40-year retrospective from the players themselves on how the principles instilled in them have continued to shape their lives in positive ways long after leaving the football field. The story is a testament to the profound impact leaders can have on other people’s lives, whether they are educators, coaches, business leaders, clergy, or counselors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615278827
  • Publisher: Lariat Companies, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/18/2009
  • Pages: 383
  • Sales rank: 743,091
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Flaherty has started or purchased approximately three dozen companies whose combined annual sales are near one billion dollars. He is an active member of the corporate and nonprofit community in Minneapolis and St. Paul, serving on numerous boards of directors. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Jack Uldrich is the president of the NanoVeritas Group, whose clients include Fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms, and state and regional governments. He is a regular guest on CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN, and the author of Into the Unknown, Investing in Nanotechnology, Jump the Curve, and The Next Big Thing Is Really Small. He lives in Edina, Minnesota. John Gagliardi is the head football coach at St. John's University and college football's career coaching victories leader with 461 wins.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Lighting the Fire

Chapter 2: Set the Bar High

Chapter 3: You Can Do This

Chapter 4: Dust Yourself Off

Chapter 5: Tough Love

Chapter 6: Sweat the Small Stuff

Chapter 7: This Is Your Responsibility

Chapter 8: Dig Deeper

Chapter 9: Extreme Perseverance

Chapter 10: Passing the Torch

Chapter 11: Reinforcing the Foundation

Chapter 12: Take No Prisoners

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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    Do you know that feeling of warmth creeping up your back that comes from time to time when you see a movie, hear a story, or read a book? "Coached for Life" delivered that sensation to me.

    Life lessons are most useful if learned early. They only "stick" if they are learned in context. Flaherty and Uldrich deliver an impressive list of life lessons in the context of a Montana high school football team's maturation and success. What are your goals? What is your potential? Do you have sufficient discipline to get there? And your team, what responses would the above questions elicit from them? Is your team like a piece of steel after a magnet is run over it, all aligned to the same goals? Most useful, though, is their forty year retrospective in which they lay out how players applied lessons learned on the high school football team to their lives, and how it affected the success they achieved.

    Feel good, learn something, enjoy this well written story of the long term effects of good coaching. Read this book!

    Jim Hirshfield
    Author, "Fortune & Freedom: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Success"

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