Leading with the Heart

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446537004
Release Date: 2010-01-30
Genre: Self-Help

In his more than twenty years coaching the Blue Devils, Coach Mike Krzyzewski has made his program the most admired in the nation, with back-to-back national championships in '91, '92, and again in 2001, and ten Final Four appearances since 1986. Now, in Leading with the Heart, Coach K talks about leadership-how you earn it, how you practice it, and how you use it to move your organization to the top. From the importance of trust, communication, and pride, to the commitment a leader must make to his team, this inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who loves college basketball-or who simply wants to win in any competitive environment today.

Beyond Basketball

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0446526266
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Coaches (Athletics)

A collection of essays by the head coach of the Duke University basketball team presents his philosophy on winning, losing, and sportsmanship, as well as motivational lessons that can be applied to the personal and professional arena.

Beyond Basketball

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 9780759516748
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The Duke University men's basketball team has served as the gold standard in college athletics for well over two decades - and that's all because of the extraordinary impact of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected coach of the Duke squad. Coach K's reputation as a teacher of young men has transcended his extraordinary success as a coach. The Duke team is always ranked at the top of the college game, year in and year out, but what's truly remarkable about Coach K are his players and the legacy they leave behind: Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Bobby Hurley, and on and on -- these are not just great basketball players, but individuals who have become true leaders in American society, all thanks in large part to Coach K's leadership. So how does Coach K do it? In this new book, he reveals his tips, advice, and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond the basketball court.

The Gold Standard

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 9780446557962
Release Date: 2009-04-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Says Coach K: "In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family...I BELIEVE IN YOU. These four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try." In his previous bestselling books, Coach K has guided readers to success the way he has guided his teams at Duke University - - with the power of his inspirational words and phenomenal leadership skills. But that was with college kids.....Now, Coach K has stepped up to take on an entirely new challenge - by volunteering to coach the US Olympic Basketball team. Comprised of some of the biggest NBA stars, Coach K had to work with huge egos and personal rivalries in order to create an American team that could win against the best competition in the world and restore Team USA to the gold standard of basketball. This is more than a celebratory book - it's Coach K's first-hand account of how he dealt with such stars as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and all the rest to buy into his "total team" play. Half a book on basketball, half a book on management techniques, THE GOLD STANDARD captures Coach K's personal style and approach to getting different (and sometimes difficult) people to work hard and succeed in reaching a common goal.

Players First

Author: John Calipari
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101635520
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Now with a new chapter on the Wildcats' legendary comeback in the 2014 Final Four John Calipari, one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, presents the world of college basketball from the coach's chair, unvarnished and straight from the heart. Players First is Calipari's account of his first six years coaching the University of Kentucky men's team, leading it to a national championship in 2012 and the championship game in 2014, all while dealing with the realities of the "one-and-done" mentality and an NCAA that sometimes seems to put players last. Filled with revelatory stories about what it takes to succeed at the highest level of the college game, Players First is a candid look at the great players and rivalries that have filled Calipari's life with joy and a sense of purpose. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Success Is a Choice

Author: Rick Pitino
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 9780767901321
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Self-Help

Offers advice on applying the principles the author has used in building winning basketball teams to achieving success in business and as an individual

The Book of Basketball

Author: Bill Simmons
Publisher: Espn Books
ISBN: 9780345520104
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

A Coach s Life

Author: Dean Smith
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0375504591
Release Date: 2000-02-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.

The winner within

Author: Pat Riley
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN: 0399138390
Release Date: 1993-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The pro-basketball coach and popular motivational speaker presents his recipe for leadership, personal growth, and control of shifting dynamics, showing how to forge strong groups that can work together to create success. 225,000 first printing.

Martin Luther King Jr on Leadership

Author: Donald T. Phillips
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780759521094
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Guide to how the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be used to effect positive, long-lasting change in any organization.

The Carolina Way

Author: Dean Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 159420005X
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The most successful coach in college basketball history shares his complete coaching philosophy and demonstrates how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenges in one's professional and personal life, emphasizing the three key principles of Play Hard, Play Smart, and Play Together.

Eleven Rings

Author: Phil Jackson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101617960
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures A New York Times bestseller During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync • Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves • Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Toughness

Author: Jay Bilas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451414687
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player reveals the successful work ethic he learned under Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, tracing his career while imparting the importance of his mentors' respective definitions of toughness to explain how they can be applied effectively to athletic and personal goals. 50,000 first printing.

A Game Plan for Life

Author: Don Yaeger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608192687
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The UCLA Bruins coach pays tribute to the individuals who helped foster the values that shaped his career, and shares interviews with people he mentored throughout the years, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton.

The One Day Contract

Author: Rick Pitino
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466837218
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A life-changing guide to achieving your goals, by the 2013 NCAA champion college basketball coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Rick Pitino is famous as one of the most dynamic and successful basketball coaches of our time, leading the University of Louisville Cardinals to the NCAA basketball championship in 2013, and is renowned for writing the #1 New York Times bestselling success and leadership book, Success is a Choice. In his new book, The One-Day Contract, Pitino details his key to success, on the court and in life: to focus on making the most of each day, by creating a contract with yourself. Coach Pitino was able to turn Louisville into NCAA champions by applying this idea to everything he and the team did-every practice, every recruiting visit, every game preparation, every scouting report, every instruction that he gave players and coaches, and everything he did himself. Each day became just as important as reaching the national championship, and so, by honoring the one-day contract, he and Louisville moved through adversity toward their goal. In this inspiring and practical guide, Coach Rick Pitino illustrates how to set your own one-day contract, and follow through to honor it for each day, each goal, and each interaction with another person. Pitino shows how to: - Establish focus as a discipline in everything you do: planning, strategy, priorities, and career advancement. - Discover the true key to success: not ambition, not wealth, not power, but humility. - Use technology wisely-but don't let it replace personal connection with the people you work and live with. - Own up to your problems, tell the truth and they will become part of your past. Lie and they become part of your future. - Make small changes and add value to every minute of your life. The One-Day Contract will reshape the way you approach your job, your goals, and your life.