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Hardcover Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence Book

ISBN: 007162614X

ISBN13: 9780071626149

Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence

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"Each member of your teamhas the potential for personalgreatness; the leader's job isto help them achieve it."

Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Successpresents a unique opportunity to study underthe man ESPN hails as "the greatest coach ofthe 20th century." Practicing character-basedleadership before the term was invented, JohnWooden consistently led his legendary teamsto victory and has since taught countless...

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Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan

I have read alot of John Wooden's books over the years. This is a great summary version with actionable items to work thru and implement within your life. I am so glad I bought this book.

Coach Wooden

Coach Wooden once again inspires us to achieve the things that are within our grasp, yet seem somehow just out of reach. Whether John Wooden is on a basketball floor, in front of hundreds of students or writing on his philosophies, he astounds the witness with a calm knowledge and confidence of leadership in our own lives. The most astonishing thing about this particular book is this... no matter what situation we are in and no matter what type of relationships that we have....we can be the leader and positively inspire those around us with our thoughts, actions and beliefs. That Coach Wooden turned 99 on this week only makes this book more amazing. We ALL should be very grateful for this man and for his teachings... including this wonderful book.

Must read!

Exceptional book and work book for those who are serious about understanding what it takes to achieve peak personal, team and family potential.

Vintage Wooden in a New Setting

I have studied John Wooden's books and his philosophy for over 35 years, but I found his new book fresh and inspiring. The "12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence" were very good. My favorite section was "50 Maxims and Observations on Leadership". The book concludes with a chapter "Wooden's Team" where former players have short articles on various topics related to leadership. It's amazing that a 99 year old is so prolific & relevant throughout his 90's. I loved it.


This book is loaded with Wooden's cleverly worded, succinct quotes that collectively provide a powerful guide for successful leadership. Here are a couple of examples: "A leader lacking Enthusiasm will infect the group with the same malady" and "Respect is a prerequisite for Loyalty. You gain respect by giving respect." In addition to the 12 lessons, the book offers a section on Reflections on Leadership presenting 50 maxims and observations; the section gives the short maxims as headers ("e.g., "Little things make big things happen.") followed by a brief paragraph that expands on the idea. The book is based on Wooden's widely respected leadership course and extends the teaching of two previous books by him. This work is a hands-on guide with some lined blank pages for the reader to address questions to teach key points and gain personal insights. While you can't become a leader by reading this or any other book on the topic, you need to become aware of what it takes to be a successful leader and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. This book offers an a treasure trove of insights and has the potential of helping the reader learn and become more self-aware. It's a gem and we highly recommend it.
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