Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders: The Keys to Unlocking Their Potential
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Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders: The Keys to Unlocking Their Potential

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by Pat Williams, Jim Denney
     
 

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In COACHING YOUR KIDS TO BE LEADERS, Pat Williams takes the seven principles of leadership and applies them to the challenge of building young leaders. The essence of a leader is embodied in these seven important qualities: Vision, Communication, People Skills, Character, Competence, Boldness, Servanthood. Young people can be inspired and motivated to build

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In COACHING YOUR KIDS TO BE LEADERS, Pat Williams takes the seven principles of leadership and applies them to the challenge of building young leaders. The essence of a leader is embodied in these seven important qualities: Vision, Communication, People Skills, Character, Competence, Boldness, Servanthood. Young people can be inspired and motivated to build them into their lives. This is an invaluable tool for those committed to building leadership skills in the children they care for.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Williams-senior v-p of the NBA's Orlando Magic, former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, author (How to Be Like Mike) and a motivational speaker-draws on the lessons he's learned as a Christian, a father (of 19 biological and adopted children) and a sports executive in this book on training and inspiring children to become future leaders. After interviewing more than 500 well-known leaders, including Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, leadership guru John Maxwell and Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, Williams concludes that effective leaders aren't born but made. He outlines seven steps to becoming an effective leader: "see a vision," "be a communicator," "build good people skills," "build good character," "build competence," "be bold" and "be a servant." Using Jesus as his model, Williams points out that the best leaders pursue their roles not for power but to serve. Not surprisingly, Williams claims that getting children involved in sports is the best way to begin teaching them leadership skills, but he also allows for other avenues, such as scouting and the arts. While Williams's core premise-that developing young leaders is a "top goal" for parents-is certainly arguable, readers who do place leadership high on their list of hopes for their children won't be disappointed by this amiable and instructive text. (Jan.) Forecast: Williams is a big name in the Christian market, and targeted TV and radio interviews will lure in those readers. And the book's inclusion of celebrity leaders-many who aren't publicly affiliated with the Christian faith-expands the potential readership. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Williams, a veteran coach, NBA executive, motivational speaker, and father of 19, presents a Christian motivational guide for parents, coaches, and church youth leaders. As he notes with the example of the Columbine High School tragedy of 1999, young people, "natural" leaders or not, need guidance and good examples from adults in order to navigate this dangerous world and possibly make it better. Looking for "fresh insights," he interviewed thousands of leaders from all areas of expertise and geographical region, including George McGovern. The problem is that these many personal stories and lofty insights soon suffer from a lack of judicious editing. Where one or two quotes per section would have been inspirational and ample to illustrate the "Seven Keys to Effective Leadership," Williams provides several more than necessary, so that the book ultimately reads like an overly long parental homily. Still, it is suitable for larger Christian parenting and motivational collections.-Kay Hogan Smith, UAB Lister Hill Lib., Birmingham, AL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446193917
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
03/12/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Pat Williams is senior executive vice president of the Orlando Magic and a popular speaker averaging over 100 appearances per year. He served as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers for 12 years. He has also been affiliated with the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks. Pat has published a total of 19 books.

Jim Denney is the collaborating writer.

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Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders: The Keys to Unlocking Their Potential 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't actually give serious advice to coaching/parenting children. Just a collection of sports anecdotes.
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Tim_Lunsford More than 1 year ago
Pat Williams gives great methods and stories that allow you to learn the strong fundamentals of being a great parent. This is absolutely the best book I have read on this topic, outside of the Bible, that really delivers the goods! I have read it several times, because of my belief in the principles taught by Williams. The list of successful people that Williams interviewed to help with stories and ideas is a who's who in the world of successful highly esteemed individuals. If you have kids, then you NEED to read this book, period! If you love your children you will learn so many valuable methods to communicate with them and love them more! Bottom line, Pat Williams delivers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any person involved with kids should read this book. As a parent, I feel better equipped to groom my kids to be part of the next generation of leaders.