Lawrence Fine Blogs Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden John Wooden is arguably one of the greatest coaches of any sport in the history of sport in this country.
Jan 01, Sandy rated it liked it Wooden seems almost too good to be true, even Ghandi's and King's lives were tarnished with some human failings.
Perhaps because it was a book about Leadership and not an autobiography, he paints himself as an icon of purity. Wooden's concepts helped me to teach the high school athletes under my guidance with his strict behavioral expectations, but I mix in a bit more leniency. Some of his phrases are fun to quote to the students and they respond well to the pyramid of success Wooden developed.
Wooden seems almost too good to be true, even Ghandi's and King's lives were tarnished with some human failings. I'm glad I read this book to assist in my role of leadership and I do recommend it to beginning teachers and coaches.
I absolutely relished it.
The only thing I was a little wary about is Pyramid of Success, it felt showy. But it's does not take away for me from the whole - an inspiring work by an incredible teacher. Sep 03, Jerry Fultz rated it it was amazing This book is without equal - perhaps the best book on leadership I think I've ever read.
I give it my highest recommendation. From the pyramid of success to the lessons in leadership, the book is infused with the daily "blocking-and-tackling" necessary to transform principles into lifestyle practices.
It's hard for me to imagine a more comprehensive, practical guide to leading teams. It's brilliance is in it's simplicity and common sense. The definition of success offered in this book is refreshi This book is without equal - perhaps the best book on leadership I think I've ever read.
The definition of success offered in this book is refreshing and inspiring.
Don't miss the Seven Point Creed from dad in the epilogue. It's the icing on the cake. I can't believe I've overlooked this book over the years. As a college basketball fan, it's almost inexcusable.
As a developing leader, it's pure gold. The books is divided intro three sections, the first presents and explains John's foundation of leadership, the pyramid of success. The framework, illustrated below, is composed of a number of qualities that build on each other and serve as reinforcement to achieve "competitive greatness".
These include a In this book, coach John Wooden - one of the most successful basketball coaches of all times - shares with his readers the leadership framework that he has developed and used through the years.
These include as a first tier: The second tier, consists of self-control, alertness, initiative, and intentness. Finally at the top of the pyramid, the culmination: In the second section, John shares a number of personal lessons in leadership, that tie into the framework and help bring it to life.
Good values attract food people, call yourself a teacher, and seek significant change, to name a few. The last section is composed of extracts from John's personal notebook and ensuing lessons. What sets Coach Wooden's philosophy and books apart is best highlighted in the book's preface: Albert Einstein and Coach Wooden share a similar brilliance; specifically, both mastered the complicated art of keeping it simple.
I highly recommend John's books to anyone looking at developing their personal leadership skills, at all levels. Below are excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful: Whatever coaching and leadership skills I possess were learned through listening, observation, study, then trial and error along the way.
Reputation is what others perceive you as being, and their opinion may be right or wrong. Character, however, is what you really are, and nobody truly knows that but you.
But you are what matters most. Before you can lead others, you must be able to lead yourself Don't hastily replace the old fashioned with the new fangledWooden on Leadership reveals the leadership wisdom of John Wooden. It presents the core concepts, methods, and beliefs that Wooden used to teach his teams how to attain Competitive Greatness, and true personal success.
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John Wooden — American Coach born on October 14, , died on June 04, John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. The John R. Wooden Global Leadership award. In June , UCLA’s Anderson School of Management launched the John Wooden Global Leadership Program, featuring fellowships, a leadership colloquia and curricula culled from the Coach Wooden’s best practices over his year coaching career.
John Wooden left a powerful legacy in not only in sports but in business, leadership and personal success. He influenced the lives of many people and will always be .