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This powerful book, based on firsthand interviews with legendary coaches, reveals their secrets for success that apply to sports, business, and life.
Michael Harrity, Associate Athletics Director of Kansas University, has had remarkable access to the top coaches of our time. In Coaching Wisdom he presents the results of his one-on-one interviews with these leading coaches -- in college sports and the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball and shows how they have helped their players to fulfill their peak potential, both on and off the field. This illuminating guide, illustrated with more than 30 photographs, provides an up close and personal look at the motivational styles and winning leadership principles of such coaching greats as Tony Dungy, Brad Stevens, Sue Enquist John Wooden, Don Shula, Anson Dorrance, and Lou Holtz. Packed with colorful true stories from the coaches and the players they inspired Coaching Wisdom covers such topics as creating a caring environment, going t
"University of Notre Dame associate athletic director Harrity sat down for one-on-one interviews with some of the most respected coaches to dissect their playbooks and strategies. Rather than discussing Xs and Os, Harrity encouraged folks like former NFL coaches Tony Dungy and Don Shula, Butler University men's basketball coach Brad Stevens, former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, and the late UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden to share their motivational styles and winning leadership principles. With chapters like 'Creating a Caring Environment' for players, 'Communicating Effectively,' 'Building Team-First Unity,' and 'Motivating and Inspiring Your Team,' Harrity targets leaders of any group whether on the field or in the boardroom. Holtz warns to 'criticize the performance, never the performer,' and University of Nebraska athletic director (and former football coach) Tom Osborne emphasizes the importance of each player understanding his or her role on the team. 'Chalk Talk' sections at the conclusion of each chapter review key points, and in between chapters, the author provides profiles of his subjects, focusing on such topics as teaching players to 'Deal With Adversity,' Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success,' and 'Learning From defeat.' Additionally, Harrity catches up with some of these coaches' former players, giving readers a greater understanding of these coaches' impact. Photos. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.