Lead or Get Off the Pot!: The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader

Lead or Get Off the Pot!: The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader


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Lead or Get Off the Pot!: The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader by Pat Croce

Pat Croce's management and motivational expertise are world-renowned. His fresh, daring leadership philosophy launched a small physical therapy practice into a nationwide franchise and revitalized Philadelphia's famed 76ers basketball team -- stories that were relayed in his bestselling memoir, I Feel Great and You Will Too! Now, in Lead or Get Off the Pot!, the irrepressible count of carpe diem offers a unique leadership prescription that turns conventional wisdom on its ear. Everyone -- regardless of age, position, or station in life -- has the opportunity to take control and improve the lives of those around them. You can become a true leader: one who challenges, mediates, motivates, communicates, and inspires those in your workplace, community, or personal life.

In this practical and accessible guide, Pat shares his bold and unorthodox strategies for developing personal passion, a can-do attitude, and the motivation essential for cultivating leadership skills. His advice includes: Twelve Ways to Build a Passionate Team; Croce's Three Rules for Praise; Learning to Listen with a Leader's Eye; and much more. Lead or Get Off the Pot! is an informative and highly practical collection of leadership lessons that can be used by everyone. Don't wait to gain a so-called leadership position to lead. Do it now!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743246811
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 05/04/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Pat Croce is a minority partner of the Philadelphia 76ers, founder of Sports Physical Therapists, Inc., in-studio commentator and venture partner of Slamball, NBC commentator for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, columnist for Fortune Small Business magazine, creator of Pirate Soul Museum in Key West, and a knock-your-socks-off motivational speaker. He and his wife, Diane, have two children and reside in suburban Philadelphia.

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Lead or Get off the Pot! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books with business practices, but this is the best. Pat gives examples of everything from failures to success. Simple and easy to understand advise on how to improve your leadership style, interface with your staff and most important, how to develop into a great leader. I have read this book twice and still find powerful advise. This should be a textbook in every business 202 class. This is a true insight on how he makes decisions with real examples. THIS IS A MUST!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book by former Philadelphia 76ers president Pat Croce doesn't break any new theoretical ground about leadership, but Croce makes the heavy lifting required of exceptional leaders look and sound attainable. Good leaders, Croce says, should be servants, not dictators. His fast-paced, motivational primer is an entertaining, anecdote-filled, step-by-step guide for starting and leading change, complete with no-nonsense tips and salty, locker-room exhortations ('If you rest, you rust,' 'Don't let your thinkin' become stinkin'' and several that are less printable). Particularly compelling are Croce's homespun tales about the boyhood lessons he picked up on the mean streets of north Philadelphia. His local heroes include a Catholic nun who turned a dream into a homeless shelter and his father, 'the original Pat Croce,' who taught his son how to out-negotiate a hustler for a great deal on a leather coat ¿ but to do it with integrity. Croce dispenses advice in a series of to-do lists peppered throughout the book, including 'Twelve Ways to Build a Passionate Team,' 'Croce's Three Rules for Praise;' the 'Six C's of Communication;' the 'Ten Commandments of Service' and more. We recommend this book as a lively and colorful read, and a worthwhile reminder that good leaders are made ¿ not born. They are reflected by the teams they create and the values they live by day to day.