Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams

Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams

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by Mike Babcock
     
 

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Mike Babcock is the only hockey coach in the history of the game to lead teams to victory in the Stanley Cup, the World Championship, and the Olympic Games. Currently head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, he is arguably the best coach in the game today. In this book, against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian men's gold medal victory in Vancouver, Babcock provides

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Mike Babcock is the only hockey coach in the history of the game to lead teams to victory in the Stanley Cup, the World Championship, and the Olympic Games. Currently head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, he is arguably the best coach in the game today. In this book, against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian men's gold medal victory in Vancouver, Babcock provides an inspiring roadmap for achieving goals and fulfilling dreams. This is not just a book about hockey but a book about life, rooted in Babcock's "Leave No Doubt" credo. Written by Babcock and his longtime friend Rick Larsen, the credo hung on Team Canada's dressing-room wall during their historic run to Olympic gold. It provides a compelling framework for excelling in life. Illuminated by revealing stories about overcoming doubt, "owning pressure," and making a difference, "Leave No Doubt" is based on a firm belief in everyday commitment and a step by step approach to being "better than good enough." The words originally written for Canada's Olympic gold medal hockey team - leave no doubt, every day counts, our determination will define us - inspire an approach to succeeding in life that is relevant to people of all interests and ambitions. Athlete or not, each of us will find valuable guidance in this succinct primer from one of the most respected leaders in sports.

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"Leave No Doubt is truly an inspirational read. [Babcock's] views on life, on commitment, on hard work, apply to everybody." Pierre LeBrun, ESPN

"This is a story about a belief in what's possible, about seizing the moment we are all given and about what truly lives deep inside the heart of a leader - a desire so powerful that no force can block its path. Mike Babcock saw the winning goal long before it was scored. He had to. Leave No Doubt is a chronicle about vision, about effort, teamwork, heartbreak, and destiny. A truth about confronting fear and giving a country a moment in time. Leadership in black and white!" John Furlong, CEO, Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

"I was inspired by Leave No Doubt in part because everything in it resonated with me. Following your dreams, but with your eyes wide open and with a plan to realize those dreams, is something all of us would do well to hoist aboard. Combining the visionary with the practical, Mike's points, stories, and lessons are applicable to all. Absolutely and powerfully Canadian." General (Ret.) Rick Hillier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773586802
Publisher:
MQUP
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
595,098
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Babcock coaches the Detroit Red Wings and was head coach of Canada's men's hockey team in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Rick Larsen is an executive vice-president of Leo Burnett advertising agency, Chicago.

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Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
A restaurant that combines two different styles of cuisine blended together into new dishes is known as “fusion”.  This term could easily apply to “Leave No Doubt”, as well.  Are Mike Babcock and Rick Larsen attempting to tell the story of Canada's 2010 Olympic Gold Medal men's hockey team?  Yes.  Are they trying to present a motivational plan that the reader can apply to his or her daily life?  Also yes. Fans of both genres should absolutely love this book. As coach, Mike Babcock has a great insight into the make-up and events of the Olympic team, and shares some behind-the-scenes things with the reader.  As a successful coach, skilled at melding different personalities and skill sets into a championship team, Mike Babcock also has some clear insights on how to set and accomplish a goal. I am not sure that non-hockey fans would appreciate having to wade through the stories of Team Canada.  Conversely, hockey fans looking for stories of players and teams may not appreciate having to deal with the passages dealing with motivational techniques.  (They should, however – they are getting a glimpse into the mind of one of the top-ranked coaches in professional sports!) RATING: 4.5 stars, rounded to 5 stars where half-stars are not permitted.  This book accomplishes its goals, and it left an impression with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago