The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The Essential Wooden--more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbookThe Essential Woodenis the ultimate collectionof Wooden's opinions and observationson achieving exceptional leadership in anyorganization, with 200 invaluable lessons forinspiring championship performance.Coach Wooden offers his hard-wonwisdom on building an organization thatperforms at its full potential under pressure,from preparing and training the team toinstilling personal drive and dedication. Hetakes his famous Pyramid of Success to thenext level, filling the entire book with hisstraight-shooting personality and keen insighton human nature.Wooden shares rarely seen preseason lettersto his players, revealing how he instilledproductive attitudes and winning ways. Healso includes previously unpublished analysesfrom former players and managers, includingBill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.From Wooden's earliest days as a leaderthrough his legendary UCLA dynasty,TheEssential Woodendistills a lifetime of learninginto the leadership playbook for the twenty-firstcentury.

Author Biography

John Wooden isUCLA Coach Emeritus, the winnerof 10 national championships in 12years. He was named as Coach ofthe Century by ESPN and is theonly basketball hall-of-famer to beinducted as both a player and acoach.

Steve Jamisonis a columnist, speaker, and thewriter that has worked mostclosely with John Wooden on mostof his books including Wooden on Leadership.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Prologuep. xv
Leadership, Values, Victory, and Successp. 1
Preparation and Training of a Teamp. 53
Maintaining the Competitive Edgep. 101
Notes to Myselfp. 135
Epiloguep. 189
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