Consistency: The same reactions in similar circumstances may not seem a lot to ask of a leader - but many bosses let their moods, their "toughness," or their need to be liked get in the way when it comes to offering appropriate praise or reprimands. For Shula and Blanchard, the rule is simple: "You can't let poor performance go unnoticed - even from a superstar. The same goes for good performance - performance is all-important; that's what you need to respond to on a consistent basis."
Honesty-based: Effective leaders, Shula and Blanchard maintain, are always straightforward in their dealings with other people. Shula sets out to win fair and square and makes sure his team does the same: It's no coincidence that during Shula's seasons with Miami the Dolphins have been the least penalized team in the NFL. Though penalties in the corporate sector are less immediate than those in a stadium, studies show that the decline of ethics and integrity in a business inevitably lead to the decline of that business. Business leaders who tell it straight, who are open and honest even about bad news, develop the trust essential for strong long-term relationships - inside and outside of the company.
Featuring vignettes drawn from Shula's training sessions and actual Dolphin games, and from the corporate offices where Blanchard has encountered the best - and the worst - of management coaches, Everyone's a Coach sends leaders well on their way to creating a championship team.
This is a timeless book for anyone wanting to become a better manager of people. Great managers are great "Coaches" and want their teams to succeed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob
I bought this audio book to learn to coach - I dont do sports so I did not have a reference to use to learn to coach sales people - This Audio book was helpful giving me some... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr. Kenley C. Vogt
I keep going back to this book every time I get stuck on a given situation, it truly is worth the buy...
When I first read this book, 15 years ago, I didn't understand so much because I was not used to American Football then I decided to learn about it and everything becomes more... Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by Humberto Souza
There are some typos in here that take away from the book, such as the gaff that the '73 (it was the '72)Dolphins being perfect. Read morePublished on August 14, 2008 by Rich The Reviewer