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

Hardcover | January 5, 2007

byJohn Wooden, Steve Jamison

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The Essential Wooden--more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbook

The Essential Wooden is 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 Healso includes previously unpublished analysesfrom former players and managers, includingBill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.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 Wooden distills a lifetime of learninginto the leadership playbook for the twenty-firstcentury.

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The Essential Wooden--more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbookThe Essential Wooden is 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 organiz...

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“A sure winner! The Essential Wooden presents the basics of leadershipas taught by one of America's great leaders, John Wooden. His observationsand conclusions about success and competitive greatness are asbrilliant as gems--and just as valuable.”--KEN BLANCHARD, coauthor of The One Minute Manager®and Leading at a Higher Level“The Esse...

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 ESPN’s “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: “There’...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 8.1 × 5.3 × 0.9 inPublished:January 5, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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