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Bobby Bowden On Leadership: Life Lessons from a Two-Time National Championship Coach [Kindle Edition]

Wilson Rob , Pat Williams
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Book Description

Bobby Bowden, the legendary Head Football Coach at Florida State continues to inspire athletes and fans. Books have been written about Bowden for the last 10 years examining this coaching legend, but never has he been examined under the microscope of leadership.

Leadership expert Pat Williams has teamed up with Florida State Associate Athletics Director Rob Wilson to bring to light what made Coach Bowden so successful and how you can incorporate his leadership principles into your own life.
Williams and Wilson have interviewed over 250 former players, coaches, and members of the media that knew Bowden well. The book uncovers never before revealed leadership insights from Bowden’s leadership and coaching genius. This 208 page book is packed with riveting stories and illustrations that will appeal to leaders at all levels of society.

Football fans will love it and individuals with any leadership role will benefit immeasurably.

Coach Bowden's Leadership Insights

Always tell the truth. You must walk your talk.
Be available to your players and staff night and day, no matter what.
Your team is your family; nuture and care for them with unconditional love.
Hire good people, delegate and let them do their jobs.
As a leader, competing and winning must be your number one priority.


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About the Author

PAT WILLIAMSORLANDO, FLORIDA - Few people know leadership better than Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams. A sports executive for over 40 years, Williams has led more teams than most of his contemporaries combined. The former General Manager of the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls, Williams is the proli c author of over 10 books on leadership, most recently Lincoln Speaks to Leaders. Williams is a highly-acclaimed professional speaker, having keynoted for dozens of Fortune 500 organizations and has appeared on hundreds of news programs including The Today Show. Williams and his wife Ruth reside in Orlando and are parents to 19 children (15 adopted from third world countries).

ROB WILSONTALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Few people know Florida State University and the coaches and former players better than Rob Wilson. Wilson’s involvement with Florida State’s athletic program dates back to his undergraduate days at FSU from 1982-83 and he has been with FSU continually since 1987. In his professional career, Wilson has served the Seminoles as Assistant Sports Information Director, Sports Information Director, Assistant A.D. for Media Relations and currently is Associate Athletic Director for Public A airs. Wilson began his college days as a wide receiver under Steve Sloan at Ole Miss in 1980. Wilson and his wife Sherrill have two sons Preston (15) and Parker (12).


Product Details

  • File Size: 296 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1599322641
  • Publisher: Advantage Media (October 31, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061UY3RO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,793 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Deserved November 5, 2011
Format:Paperback
Pat Williams has done a fine job capturing the essence of Bobby Bowden as a man, a husband, a father, a coach and a Christian. If you are looking for a good reference book with lots of examples on leadership - this is the one. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He played the course from start to finish January 31, 2013
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Bobby Bowden, just the name it self can send chill's down people spin's; he and his football team were feared for years--they were the best of the best. The name is unanimous across the board when it came to devotion and to people. God, guided coach all the way; but, he still had to make a choice to lead by example. From the early days at West Virginia, or the last year he beat Nebraska; he never swayed from his roots--the roots of a leader. Leadership is different than a leader--a leader is just that, one who is in charge and the buck stops there, leadership is the art of being a leader. It is the grace that comes with the role, it is the theme of being a officer and a gentleman. Coach inherited that, exemplified that and shared that message with his staff, fans, students, professors, and of course his players. For years Tallahassee was center stage in college football, but for years the program was in ruins prior to the hiring of coach Bowden--today under a new coach, his message and his values are still carried on--Florida State is the corner stone of what leadership can do to a program, business, church and community--anyone can be a leader, but to carry the message of leadership, that is a whole new ball game and coach did that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great service, great book. January 15, 2012
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The 3 books were delivered fast and the book is a great account of Bowden's leadership and legend from interviewing over 300 of his players, fellow coaches, friends, and more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bowden Book November 27, 2012
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This book is a great read. Truly am a Bobby Bowden fan after reading the book. Good stories and good message for life in general, not just football.
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