The Essential Vince Lombardi: Words & Wisdom to Motivate, Inspire, and Win

The Essential Vince Lombardi: Words & Wisdom to Motivate, Inspire, and Win

by Vince Lombardi
     
 

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Vince Lombardi's views on life and leadership--inspiring and motivational--placed in A-Z format for the first time

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi left the national spotlight more than three decades ago, but his fiery words continue to resonate in today's hard-charging business arena. The Essential Vince Lombardi compiles Lombardi's

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Vince Lombardi's views on life and leadership--inspiring and motivational--placed in A-Z format for the first time

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi left the national spotlight more than three decades ago, but his fiery words continue to resonate in today's hard-charging business arena. The Essential Vince Lombardi compiles Lombardi's most memorable quotes and phrases, alphabetically by topic, for use in speeches, memos, and documents--or just for fingertip inspiration and insight.

More than just a simple quote book, however, The Essential Vince Lombardi contains interviews from family members and associates, rare photographs, "Lombardi Lessons" for applying Lombardi's wisdom to everyday situations, and more. It places the leadership wisdom of Vince Lombardi in the context of today and is a valuable reference for businesspeople and Lombardi aficionados alike.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Readers craving a real insider's take on one of the NFL's most influential coaches should look elsewhere, but those seeking an assemblage of gridiron-inspired wisdom can call time here. Chock-a-block with snippets of motivating words the elder Lombardi uttered in speeches or screamed in locker rooms throughout his life and career, the volume also contains brief recollections from Lombardi fils. Everything the great coach said, from the key to a successful running game to how it's important to be polite to nuns, is meticulously documented for posterity. It's good stuff-platitudes with attitude, if you will-and had the book stopped there, it would have been a welcome addition to the motivational literature of sports fans and business leaders alike. Lombardi Jr.'s explanations of what his father meant and where and why he spoke the words, though, are superfluous, and sometimes serve to distract readers from the coach's thoughts on discipline, glory and personal growth. Quotes from Lombardi's players (e.g. Hall-of-Famers Bart Starr and Jim Taylor) provide pithier insights on the man ESPN named the Coach of the Century. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071630580
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
400,681
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Vince Lombardi Jr. is a writer, attorney, and motivational speaker. A former member of the Minnesota state legislature, Lombardi has held a number of executive positions in professional football. He is the author of What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership.

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