Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence
John Wooden, Steve Jamison
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“Each member of your team has the potential for personal greatness; the leader’s job is to help them achieve it.”
Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success presents a unique opportunity to study under the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of the 20th century.” Practicing character-based leadership before the term was invented, John Wooden consistently led his legendary teams to victory and has since taught countless business leaders his fundamentals for achieving and sustaining success.
Now, using this hands-on book based on the acclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©, you can “interact” with Coach to learn and apply his philosophy of world-class leadership. This unique tutorial introduces you to his core fundamentals of success as a leader and reinforces them with examples, exercises, quizzes, and quotations. You’ll learn how to
- Create a relationship of respect and camaraderie with those you lead
- Remain alert to opportunity, threats, trends, and changes
- Act with confi dence―but never arrogance
- Practice moderation and balance in all that you do
- Be a model of poise, grace, and reason―especially under pressure
Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success drives home Mr. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessons in Leadership and his famous Pyramid of Success.
When you base your leadership style and substance on Coach’s straightforward attitudes, values, and principles, you’ll lead your team and business to success the Wooden way.
close to the bottom as to the top. open. Others were skilled at getting open, but couldn’t shoot. Whether in basketball or in business, you must be able to “get open” and “shoot.” One without the other makes you a partial performer: one who can be replaced because your skills are incomplete; one whose leadership falls short because of your own limitations when it comes to knowing your job. The skills necessary for leadership differ from organization to organization. Those required to manage a
him the Big Ten Medal for Scholastic and Athletic Prowess. Mr. Wooden was selected by ESPN as “The Greatest Coach of the 20th Century.” In 2003 he received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom Award, in ceremonies at the White House. According to Sports Illustrated, “There’s never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a ﬁner man.” In 2008 the prestigious UCLA Anderson School of Management established the John Wooden Global Leadership Program. In coming
I N S T C O M PA R I S O N “Johnny, don’t worry about being better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best you can be. You have control over that. Not the other.” • Evaluate your need for approval from others. Does it have a positive or a negative impact? Describe how. 20 ORIGINS OF LEADERSHIP: A COMPASS FOR CORE VALUES • Whose opinion/approval matters most to you professionally? How does it help or hurt your effectiveness? • What drawback(s) may be a result of setting
thanks for your blessings every day. My Seven Commitments 1. Be true to yourself. 22 ORIGINS OF LEADERSHIP: A COMPASS FOR CORE VALUES 2. Help others 3. Make each day your masterpiece. 23 COACH WOODEN’S LEADERSHIP GAME PLAN FOR SUCCESS 4. Drink deeply from good books—including the Good Book. 5. Make friendship a ﬁne art. 24 ORIGINS OF LEADERSHIP: A COMPASS FOR CORE VALUES 6. Build a shelter against a rainy day. 7. Pray for guidance, count and give thanks for your blessings every
Teachers College, 1947 34 call them the characteristics and qualities of success. THE PYRAMID OF SUCCESS The Pyramid contains 15 personal qualities that I believe are necessary to achieve success. Beginning in 1934, Mr. Wooden began evaluating and identifying personal characteristics that were prerequisites for achieving success as he deﬁned it. What must you do to acquire the peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction from knowing you made the effort to become the best you