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: 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.

A Passion to Lead

Author: Jim Calhoun
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429920920
Release Date: 2007-10-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Motivation...Success...Leadership...Passion. Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jim Calhoun shares his secrets for success for the first time ever. Coach Jim Calhoun is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. Having sent countless players to the NBA, Coach Calhoun is known for producing not just great athletes but great human beings. He is both an exceptional leader and self-made man whose ability to motivate and inspire young men is unsurpassed. In A Passion to Lead, he shares the fundamental principles that have allowed him to have an impact on so many. When he took command of the Connecticut Huskies, the team had had a losing record for five straight seasons. In twenty-one years of leadership, Calhoun has transformed a middling regional program into a national powerhouse with two NCAA championships. But what makes Coach Calhoun such an excellent leader? How did he take a program with a modest tradition and turn it into a national champ and perennial title contender? What is his management style? What are his motivational techniques? Calhoun reveals them here and includes anecdotes about his life as a coach, family man, and, ultimately, a teacher--as well as the following key principles: *Win Every Day: Talent determines what you can do in life. Motivation determines what you decide to do. Attitude determines how well you do it. *Standards, Then Victories: To build a winning organization, establish a culture of winning and make everyone accountable. Out of high standards come victories. *Tough Love: Pushing is only half the equation. Individuals perform best when they feel good about themselves. *And much more. A Passion to Lead is for all those who are serious about making their dreams a reality. It's a motivational tool for achieving success both at work and in life, and it can help turn any adversity into an advantage.

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.


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.

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.

Beyond Basketball

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
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.

Coach K s Little Blue Book

Author: Barry Jacobs
Publisher: Sportclassic Books
ISBN: 1894963261
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Mike Krzyzewski is the preeminent college basketball coach of his generation. He has led Duke to three national titles and his Blue Devils are consistently ranked among the top teams in the nation. In Coach K's Little Blue Book, Krzyzewski is revealed as more than a basketball strategist. He is a motivator, mentor, leader, and deep thinker with an intuitive feel for the game. He offers fascinating insight into such former Duke stars as Grant Hill and Christian Laettner, opponents such as Michael Jordan and Vince Carter, as well as rival hall-of-fame coaches Bobby Knight and John Wooden. In sharing Coach K's views on winning, teamwork, family, leadership and, what Krzyzewski calls, the game of life, author Barry Jacobs unearths the passion, intelligence and humanity that have made Krzyzewski a national icon. Book jacket.

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.

The Power of Negative Thinking

Author: Bob Knight
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544027718
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Using examples from his long career, a legendary basketball coach outlines the benefits of negative thinking, which helps build a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account.

Think Like a Champion

Author: Dick DeVenzio
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 1933538546
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Think Like a Champion is a valuable guide for student-athletes who want to excel at their chosen sport. Its practical advice is broken down into 112 short sections on situations that athletes commonly encounter. This book might not magically turn you into a champion, but it can help to pave your way and inspire you. If you want to succeed in sports, read Think Like a Champion.

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.