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

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The acclaimed guide to leadership excellence and competitive success from one of America's greatest coaches: John Wooden
"Talent to spare, or spare on talent," Wooden writes, "a leader's goal remains the same, namely, getting the very best out of the people in your organization." In The Essential Wooden he tells readers how to do this and achieve championship results, whether you lead a small team or run a corporation.
When it came to managing a group of individuals and achieving world-class results, no one did it better than Coach John Wooden. This landmark leadership manual presents Wooden's own hand-picked directives and opinions to help you build a dedicated and driven team that performs under pressure.
Coach Wooden unpacks his famous Pyramid of Success and offers new perspectives on achieving Competitive Greatness, filling the entire book with his no-nonsense approach and keen insights on human nature. From Wooden's earliest days as a leader through his historic UCLA dynasty, The Essential Wooden distills a lifetime of learning into the leadership playbook for the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 13mm | 206g
  • OH, United States
  • English
  • ed
  • 1260129101
  • 9781260129106
  • 99,000

Table of contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction to the Paperback Edition

Prologue

Part I: Leadership, Values, Victory, and Success

Part II: Preparation and Training of a Team

Part III: Maintaining the Competitive Edge

Part IV: Notes to Myself

Edpilogue
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About John Wooden

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 ESPNs 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: Theres 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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