Lead to Succeed: 10 Traits of Great Leadership in Business and Life

Lead to Succeed: 10 Traits of Great Leadership in Business and Life

by Rick Pitino, Bill Reynolds
     
 

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Learn how to be a leader from one of sports' greatest teachers, Rick Pitino.

As Rick Pitino says, great leaders aren't born great; they learn great leadership along the path of life. From the time Pitino first became a coach at twenty-four, he has been a student of leadership in all its forms, studying how great leaders from legendary coaches to American

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Learn how to be a leader from one of sports' greatest teachers, Rick Pitino.

As Rick Pitino says, great leaders aren't born great; they learn great leadership along the path of life. From the time Pitino first became a coach at twenty-four, he has been a student of leadership in all its forms, studying how great leaders from legendary coaches to American presidents to world humanitarians are able to inspire and motivate others. He discovered that all leaders, on the court and off, in business, politics, or civil rights, have certain qualities in common; these leaders share key traits that make people want to listen to them and follow them.

Now, in Lead to Succeed, Rick Pitino shares the ten traits of great leadership he discovered and has cultivated in himself, and shows readers how they, too, can become leaders in their business and personal lives. As the former coach of the Kentucky Wildcats who turned the team around from probation status to a 1996 NCAA championship, Pitino relates stories of this experience, and other leadership lessons from his career.

When Rick Pitino joined the Boston Celtics in 1997, he took on the biggest challenge of his professional life, becoming not only head coach but also president of the Celtics. In addition to coaching professional athletes with multimillion-dollar contracts, he was assuming a leadership role of an organization saddled with salary cap problems, limited talent, misfortune in the draft lottery, and bombarded by adversity on all sides. Facing these adversities, Pitino has relied on a leadership strategy based on his years of learning from leaders around him and from his own mistakes andsuccesses.

Leading isn't about being a dictator; nor is it about people-pleasing. As Pitino shows in Lead to Succeed, leadership is about communication, consistency, and selflessness. In addition to illustrating how these traits apply in a variety of business situations, Pitino addresses these issues:


  • How you can be an effective business leader and still be honest
  • When it's best not to delegate
  • How the past can hurt you
  • How to get your team out of a slump

While Pitino has had great success with his players, he has also convinced thousands of people in companies across America that his leadership message applies in the workplace as well. Lead to Succeed is for anyone who wants to inspire and motivate others—be it your employees or colleagues, or members of an organization you belong to, or your family. A perfect book for executives, managers, and sports fans, Lead to Succeed can make great leadership within reach.

Editorial Reviews

On court or off, NBA coaching legend Rick Pitino knows how to motivate people. This crisply written bestseller is among the most appealing leadership books we've ever reviewed or read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553527216
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/16/2000
Edition description:
Abridged, 3 cassettes, 5 hrs. 15 min.
Product dimensions:
4.44(w) x 7.07(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Pitino is the author of the bestseller Success Is a Choice. A renowned coach in the NBA and college basketball, Pitino was the head coach of the 1996 NCAA champions, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, and the basketball coach at Providence College. He went on to coach both the NBA's Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. A popular motivational speaker, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bill Reynolds, a sports columnist for the Providence Journal, has written or coauthored five other books.

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