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Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion [NOOK Book]

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



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“What an all-encompassing Pyramid of Success for ...

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Overview

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



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



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.



Though he was better at it than almost anyone in American history, building a sports dynasty was never a goal for UCLA head coach John Wooden. Rather, it was Wooden’s passionate desire to teach his players how to become the best team they could be. To Wooden, “Competitive Greatness” was a tangible and teachable force.



One of the lesser-known aspects of Wooden’s career is the private notebooks in which he regularly recorded his observations, goals, and leadership concepts as they applied to basketball, success, and life. Wooden on Leadership draws from those personal notes to share practical and powerful leadership skills that anyone can use to improve performance and overcome self-imposed limitations.



Wooden on Leadership contains the best of Wooden’s observations, covering everything from teamwork (“It takes 10 hands to score a basket”) and self-control (“Emotion is the enemy”) to concentration (“Don’t look at the scoreboard”) and dealing with defeat (“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out”). Featuring pivotal moments in Wooden’s own leadership journey, it explores the 15 fundamental leadership qualities--building blocks--of his famous Pyramid of Success, illustrating their relevance in building a winning organization. Each chapter concludes with Wooden’s “Rules to Lead By,” point-by-point action steps covering the chapter’s key concepts. along with pivotal moments in his own leadership journey.



“On Wooden” summary sections throughout the book feature penetrating insights on Coach Wooden’s leadership methods from players and coaches who worked with him during his career, including All-Americans Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gail Goodrich, and David Meyers and assistant coaches Denny Crum, Gary Cunningham, and Eddie Powell. As participants and contributors to Wooden’s legacy, their words provide a revealing and personal perspective.



Wooden on Leadership reveals the leadership wisdom of John Wooden. It presents the core concepts, methods, and beliefs that Wooden used to teach his teams how to attain Competitive Greatness, and true personal success.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071467100
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/26/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 114,642
  • 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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Table of Contents

Prologue : the joys of my journey
1 The pyramid of success 16
2 The pyramid's second tier 31
3 The heart of the pyramid 41
4 Good values attract good people 61
5 Use the most powerful four-letter word 80
6 Call yourself a teacher 92
7 Emotion is your enemy 107
8 It takes 10 hands to score a basket 117
9 Little things make big things happen 135
10 Make each day your masterpiece 153
11 The carrot is mightier than a stick 165
12 Make greatness attainable by all 178
13 Seek significant change 192
14 Don't look at the scoreboard 209
15 Adversity is your asset 219
Epilogue : some things don't change 289
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2005

    Highly Recommended!

    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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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Priceless

    You have JW and JM, very enlightening.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    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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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    great book

    great book learned a lot. he has a passion for living and leading.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    John Wooden is a natural leader

    The book teaches ways to gain respect with the way you carry yourself and the importance of believing in something bigger than yourself.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

    This may be John Wooden's best book.

    Excellent book for group reading and discussion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    Wonderful

    Best book I have ever read on leadership. A must read for any coach!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2007

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    John Wooden is one of the best basketball coaches to ever walk through the doors at UCLA. With John Wooden winning 10 national championships in 12 years. In this book, Wooden tells the 15 basic leadership steps for performance on and off the court, or even in the office to help you to succeed. This book is for achieving success as a leader in the business world, coaching basketball or a player in basketball, or anything else. Wooden on Leadership illustrates on motivating others, dealing with defeat, teamwork and the use of Wooden¿s Pyramid of Success. Wooden demonstrates the 15 steps of leadership that he used to build his winning team and goes in depth of many skills that would be needed to succeed such as friendship, loyalty, self-control, confidence, poise, and the competitive greatness. From the first page to the last, Wooden on Leadership gives an outline of what leadership should be like. The book is very detail, and has stories of Wooden¿s life and the skills of leadership he learned and use to build his winning team. Steve Jamison is the co-author of Wooden on Leadership and did a great job of putting the thoughts and the philosophies of John Wooden into this book. The only thing that I found in the book in some parts of John Wooden life stories, they can be slow for the reader, but other then that, this book is highly recommend. If you are someone looking for leadership/success, if it is in the business or high school basketball coach or even a player this book will help bring it to you.

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