The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi--the World's Greatest Coach

The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi--the World's Greatest Coach

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By (author) Jr Vince Lombardi

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 224mm x 13mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071411089
  • ISBN 13: 9780071411080
  • Sales rank: 95,608

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"The Lombardi Rules": Vince Lombardi - loved by some, feared by others, but respected by all - was first and foremost a winner. The greatest sports coach of his time, perhaps of all time, Lombardi was also a thoughtful man with uncommon passion, a motivator with uncompromising values, and a leader with unprecedented wisdom and authority. More than three decades since Lombardi's untimely passing, his words continue to resonate.In "The Lombardi Rules", Vince Lombardi Junior examines many of his father's most celebrated quotes to reveal the bedrock principles behind his legendary success. This concise yet comprehensive book is packed with proven insights and techniques that are especially valuable in today's hard-fought business arena, including: ask yourself tough questions; play to your strengths; work harder than anybody; be prepared to sacrifice; be mentally tough; know your stuff; demand autonomy; act, don't react; keep it simple; focus on fundamentals; chase perfection; and, run to win. Vince Lombardi's uncanny ability to motivate others, along with his insatiable drive for victory, made him the standard against which leaders in very field are measured. "The Lombardi Rules" provides an insider's look at Lombardi's extraordinary methods, and shows you how to adapt and adopt those methods for leadership success in your own career.

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Vince Lombardi Jr. is a writer and popular professional speaker. An attorney, he has served in the Minnesota legislature and has held executive positions with the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL Management Council, and the United States Football League.

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By john Anderson 21 Oct 2013 3

Interesting book, very simple layout with never more than two pages to each idea which helps keeps it concise.
Ideal for someone looking for simple management ideas like Lead by example and don't underestimate the value of hard word and repetition.

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The Lombardi Rules Vince Lombardi--loved by some, feared by others, but respected by all--was first and foremost a winner. The greatest sports coach of his time, perhaps of all time, Lombardi was also a thoughtful man with uncommon passion, a motivator with uncompromising values, and a leader with unprecedented wisdom and authority. More than three decades since Lombardi's untimely passing, his words continue to resonate. In "The Lombardi Rules," Vince Lombardi Jr. examines many of his father's most celebrated quotes to reveal the bedrock principles behind his legendary success. This concise yet comprehensive book is packed with proven insights and techniques that are especially valuable in today's hard-fought business arena, including: Ask yourself tough questions Play to your strengths Work harder than "anybody" Be prepared to sacrifice Be mentally tough Know your stuff Demand autonomy Act, don't react Keep it simple Focus on fundamentals Chase perfection Run to win Vince Lombardi's uncanny ability to motivate others, along with his insatiable drive for victory, made him the standard against which leaders in very field are measured. "The Lombardi Rules "provides an insider's look at Lombardi's extraordinary methods, and shows you how to adapt and adopt those methods for leadership success in your own career.