Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion

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by John Wooden, Steve Jamison
     
 

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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A compelling look inside the mind and powerful leadership methods of America’s coaching legend, John Wooden

"Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow."
--Coach John Wooden

John Wooden’s goal in

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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A compelling look inside the mind and powerful leadership methods of America’s coaching legend, John Wooden

"Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow."
--Coach John Wooden

John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”--and teach your organization to do the same.

Praise for Wooden on Leadership:

“What an all-encompassing Pyramid of Success for leadership! Coach Wooden’s moral authority and brilliant definition of success encompass all of life. How I admire his life’s work and concept of what it really means to win!”
--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

Wooden On Leadership offers valuable lessons no matter what your endeavor. 'Competitive Greatness' is our goal and that of any successful organization. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success is where it all starts.”
--Jim Sinegal, president & CEO, Costco

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Soundview Executive Book Summaries
During his career as the head coach for UCLA, John Wooden won 10 NCAA national championships in 12 years, including 88 straight games and four perfect seasons. In Wooden on Leadership, the coach and his longtime collaborator Steve Jamison share Wooden's insights about motivating others, creating a coherent team and producing winning results. They also show how his leadership principles on teamwork, concentration and dealing with defeat, as well as his "Pyramid of Success," can be used to build a winning organization. Copyright © 2005 Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071467100
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
04/26/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
60,566
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Author Profiles
John Wooden (1910-2010), guided the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA basketball championships over a 12-year period, including four perfect seasons and an 88-game winning streak. He was named ESPN’s “Greatest Coach of the 20th Century” and voted “#1 Coach of All Time” by The Sporting News. Sports Illustrated said it best when they said: “There’s never been a finer man in American sports than John Wooden, or a finer coach.” In 2003 John Wooden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Steve Jamison is America's foremost author and authority on the life and philosophy of John Wooden. Mr. Jamison is a consultant to the UCLA Anderson Scool of Business’ John Wooden Global Leadership Program. He has collaborated with Coach Wooden on an award-winning PBS presentation as well as several books, including the classic book on teaching and mentoring, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections.

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Wooden on Leadership 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When sports figures write books on leadership, they often take the easy route - athletic metaphors, game time war stories, tenuous applications of sports experiences to business. This refreshing book breaks through such superficial ideas as decisively as a dunk by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in his prime. Ten-time national champion UCLA basketball coach John Wooden - generally considered the greatest college basketball coach to ever hold a clipboard - delivers a leadership book that stands alone at center court. Remarkably, none of Wooden¿s players recall him urging them to win. Instead, he urged them to do their best every moment. Take care of the process, he says, and the result will take care of itself. To Wooden, preparation is pivotal and every detail matters. Despite his almost obsessive focus on getting the little things right, Wooden believes in balance and consistency. He avoids extremes. Wooden¿s long-time collaborator and co-author Steve Jamison does a wonderful job of portraying, through the coach, a range of qualities, philosophies and characteristics that apply to every field. We strongly recommend this book to managers and executives who want to know how to lead people to victory in every game.
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I loved this book. Plan on re-reading it one a year.
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sayno-bookvika More than 1 year ago
You have JW and JM, very enlightening.
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Angel79AP More than 1 year ago
Wooden provides great insight into the formation of becoming a great leader. He provides great examples and rationales to support his manner of thinking. Being a beginner in the world of leadership, this has opened up my eyes to become more effective as a leader and grow as a leader. Great book!
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Jacob Hachmeister More than 1 year ago
great book learned a lot. he has a passion for living and leading.
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