Coaching For Performance Improvement / Edition 1

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Americans are fascinated by sports. It's not uncommon for businessmen and businesswomen, or anyone for that matter, to read the sports news before turning to the business pages. Sports terminology has even found a place in the vernacular of the business world with commonly used terms such as "strike-out," "time-out," and "throw a curve." In Coaching for Performance Improvement, authors Jack Ramsay and Jim Lynch link successful coaching in the athletic arena to effective business management. In sports, as in business, the management of people is crucial. The authors have put together an outline for becoming an exceptional leader through their more than twenty years of experience gained coaching in the National Basketball Association, as well as in academic and corporate environments.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Foreword - Sean Covey
Jack and Jim have put together a solid expression of how to lead regardless of the role you are playing. They have used the theories of others and blended that with life lessons and experiences to make it meaningful to all of us.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761828051
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 1,086,915
  • Product dimensions: 0.26 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Ramsay is a member of the National Basketball Association's Basketball Advisory Board, a Color Commentator for the NBA on ESPN Radio, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He won the NBA championship while Head Coach of the Portland Trailblazers. Jim Lynch is a school administrator in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Adjunct Professor at Widener University and Holy Family University. Lynch is also an Organizational Development Specialist at Cherokee Consultants. He has served as a consultant to NBA, MLB, and USFL coaches and players.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Making the Connection Chapter 4 So You Want To Be a Leader: What To Do To Be Successful; Achievement; Knowledge; Talent; Leadership Qualities; Success vs. Failure Chapter 5 How To Make a Winning Team: Motivating for Improvement; Vision; Game Plan; Personnel; Selection; Development; Establishment of Goals; Playing the Game; Evaluation; The Future Chapter 6 Goal Setting: Setting Up the Plan; Goal Setting; Types of Goals; Examples of Goal Setting Chapter 7 Feedback: Effective Timeouts; Making Adjustments; Conducting Meetings; Feedback; Offering Criticism; Personalization; Style Chapter 8 The Team: The Final Result; Teamwork; Establishing Teamwork; Health vs. Unhealthy; Evaluation of Teamwork Chapter 9 What's Next?: What To Do in the Off Season; Control Theory; Satisfaction of Needs; Self Evaluation; Servant Leadership; Stress Management; Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Chapter 10 Appendix: The Core of Leadership Chapter 11 Afterword Chapter 12 Tao of Leadership Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 About the Authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    Great Little Book

    Book full of practical advice written in an easy to read format based on timeless principles. You do not have to be a basketball fan to enjoy it.

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