Shooting in the Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership / Edition 1

Shooting in the Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership / Edition 1

by Jim Thompson
     
 

"Shooting in the Dark" is a philosophical and motivational account of Jim Thompson's two year tenure coaching a high school girls basketball team in Northern California. The book also draws content from topics in leadership theory and a course co-taught by the author at the Stanford Business School called 'Learning to Lead'.The author employs effective story telling… See more details below

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"Shooting in the Dark" is a philosophical and motivational account of Jim Thompson's two year tenure coaching a high school girls basketball team in Northern California. The book also draws content from topics in leadership theory and a course co-taught by the author at the Stanford Business School called 'Learning to Lead'.The author employs effective story telling and narrative to bring to life such practical coaching issues as establishing credibility, managing the outcomes from goalsetting, sharing power with players, celebrating practice, entwining effort and enjoyment, and much more. Throughout the book interludes keep the reader up to date with the progress of the Fremont Women Warriors. Journal Entries spotlight the author's inner thoughts and feelings as he struggles with the challenges of coaching. Each chapter ends with the key points summarized as Take-Aways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886346048
Publisher:
Warde Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.46(d)

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