Paul L. Corona-founder of Optimus Coaching and director of learning and organization development at Northwestern University-is an individual and organization development specialist with 27 years of management experience in Fortune 300 corporations, a Big 4 professional services firm, and major research universities. He holds a doctorate in higher education from Indiana University, an MBA in marketing from the University of Notre Dame, and a BA in advertising from Michigan State University. Paul has taught executives at the Kellogg School of Management and undergraduates at Northwestern.
The Wisdom of Walk-Ons: 7 Winning Strategies for College, Business and Lifeby Paul L. Corona MBA EdD, Bobby Bowden (Foreword by)
The Wisdom of Walk-Ons tells the true stories of three unrecruited college football players who-against overwhelming odds-played for some of the greatest programs and Hall of Fame coaches in history: the Alabama Crimson Tide with Paul "Bear" Bryant, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with Dan Devine, and the Southern California Trojans with John Robinson. Former walk-ons Gordon Adams, Bob Bleyer, and Alan Pizzitola graduated from these storied universities in the 1970s and '80s with academic honors, national championship rings, practical skills, and a collection of winning strategies that helped them persevere and succeed in business and life in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. All of us can apply this walk-on wisdom and become more successful and fulfilled in our professional and personal lives.
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Interesting, intelligent, and inspiring, The Wisdom Of Walk-Ons does not disappoint. The uplifting stories of three underdogs will encourage you to follow your dreams, no matter how impossible the situation may seem. Hard work and dedication are recurring themes in the book and in life. The Seven Winning Strategies are practical, constructive, and efficient to help you achieve your business and career goals. A great gift for students and professionals alike, I would recommend this book to anyone looking to accomplish their goals.