A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A compelling look inside the mind and powerful leadership methods of America’s coaching legend, John Wooden
"Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow."
--Coach John Wooden
John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”--and teach your organization to do the same.
Praise for Wooden on Leadership:
“What an all-encompassing Pyramid of Success for leadership! Coach Wooden’s moral authority and brilliant definition of success encompass all of life. How I admire his life’s work and concept of what it really means to win!”
--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
“Wooden On Leadership offers valuable lessons no matter what your endeavor. 'Competitive Greatness' is our goal and that of any successful organization. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success is where it all starts.”
--Jim Sinegal, president & CEO, Costco
Wooden On Leadership
This work, the last by the greatest coach in NCAA basketball history, is worth having on any managers/supervisor's bookshelf. John Wooden was "old school" when it came to values and what he taught his teams. However, with 10 championships to his credit, no one knew how to get the most out his teams together. Wooden was also noted for keeping his emotions completely under control and taught his players to do so. A funny story came when he told about the TV color commentator who claimed Wooden showed some emotion because he raised his eyebrow after a call against his team! In addition, unlike the drift of society today, Wooden knew that a good leader knows to take responsibility when things went wrong. That's a far cry from what you see in the public arena today. Well, perhaps we could use a little "old fashioned" right now so we can better lead the people we work with. A very worthy read!
Wooden on Leadership
The best book on leadership. Read it and then read it again. Every page in my copy has at least one highlighted phrase or sentence. Outstanding!
Wooden on Leadership
Was excellent. Learned a lot that I hope to use in my own way to be a leader with my players.