Playbook for Success: A Hall of Famer's Business Tactics for Teamwork and Leadership

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Praise for Playbook for Success

"[Lieberman's] advice on leadership and teamwork translates to any arena."
Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

"Nancy has written a terrific guide for success in any area. Her insights into sports are vividly translated into specific tips for business success, and her points are well illustrated."
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Overview

Praise for Playbook for Success

"[Lieberman's] advice on leadership and teamwork translates to any arena."
Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

"Nancy has written a terrific guide for success in any area. Her insights into sports are vividly translated into specific tips for business success, and her points are well illustrated."
Donald J. Trump, Chairman and CEO, Trump Organizations

"A commonsense, straightforward, insightful look at making improvements and excelling at work, at home, and in life."
Billie Jean King, tennis great

"Losers are easy to spot, and winners, like Nancy Lieberman, are real finds. Nancy has written a playbook on how to be a winner, not just in sports, but in the rough-and-tumble business world. There are some great lessons here."
T. Boone Pickens

"As Nancy inspired me when I was playing girls high school basketball, so she inspires me as a women in the sports industry today!"
Casey Coffman, Executive VP, Business Development and Operations, Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sports

"Playbook for Success is a winner for you and your company."
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner

"Nancy's combination of acute street smarts, phenomenal athletic ability, and straight-up business acumen makes for a great how-to guide for all businesswomen."
Martina Navratilova, Tennis Hall of Famer

"In Playbook for Success, Nancy Lieberman clearly illustrates how the values of sports—including teamwork, dedication, and discipline—can be effectively applied off the court to achieve success in business. Her passion is palpable."
David Stern, NBA Commissioner

"Nancy Lieberman's Playbook for Success is a 'Life Guide 101' for every female, ten to one hundred. Every page reveals a valuable lesson that will enable success from the classroom to the boardroom."
Muhammad Ali, three-time World Heavyweight Champion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470635520
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 552,968
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Lieberman is a basketball hall of famer, two-time Olympian, Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks NBA Development team the Texas Legends, former WNBA player, head coach, and general manager, broadcaster, analyst, writer, and motivational speaker. Nancy provides commentary for ABC, ESPN, and NBA-TV and has been a contributing writer for the New York Times and USA Today. She is also a motivational speaker, appearing before Fortune 500 companies such as Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, MetLife, Home Depot, The Hartford, FedEx, Amway, AT&T, Bank of America, Prudential, Express, Nike, and many more.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Earvin "Magic" Johnson Johnson, Earvin "Magic"

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Why Sports and Business for Women? 1

Be Flexible: Don't Play the Play, Play the Game 12

Succeed Together! 16

Accept All Challenges 17

Title IX Creates Equality 18

Chapter 2 The Playbook 23

Successful Strategies for Your Team 27

The Learning Plan 30

Establish Your Leadership Style 32

Don't Be Late. Really 35

Loyalty Matters 37

Chapter 3 Find Your Love and Passion 43

Toughen Up---Mentally 46

Michael Jackson's Message: Man in the Mirror 48

Rucker Park: The Little White Girl Plays with the Best 50

Muhammad Ali's Gift of Hope 51

The Power of a Woman's Natural Traits: Empathy and Intuition 54

Mentoring and Creating Opportunities for Others 55

Negotiating 101: Why Should I Have You on My Team? 56

Ladies, Dry Your Tears! 60

Chapter 4 Never Fear Success 63

Talk to Me 66

Utilize Criticism to Get Tougher and Better 68

Learn about Overcoming Fear from the Greaet Lou Holtz 71

Chapter 5 Think Like a Champion 75

Be Determined 79

You Are Who You Think You Are 84

My First Meeting with the Champ 87

Selective Hearing Not Allowed 90

Be Someone's Hero 91

Chapter 6 It's All about Teamwork 95

A Promise to the Team 102

Teamwork Defined 103

Building a Team 104

Chapter 7 Do Your Homework 111

Google It! 119

Scouting Report 121

See the Future 122

Larry Fitzgerald Provides a Lesson on Observing 123

Chapter 8 Stay in Shape 127

Make a Commitment and Get Started 131

Minimize Stress 133

A Few Words for Women Only 134

Chapter 9 Sports Talk 139

Use the Morning Headlines 141

Use Tickets as a Tool 142

Strike Up the Conversation 143

Learn to Tell a Story 146

Chapter 10 Game Time! 151

Are You Prepared? 156

Do What It Takes 157

Believe in Yourself 159

Set Minigoals 161

"B" Nice 163

Take a Sound Bite Lesson 164

Observe People 165

Game Time Rituals 166

Risk/Reward 167

It's Okay to Be Great 168

Decision Makers 169

Is It in You? 171

Sports Talk-Glossary 173

Index 177

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