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The book has four sections--"Preseason," "Regular Season," "Postseason," and "All-Season"--and each of those has four chapters. Each chapter begins with three quotes ("Too many rules get in the way of leadership" leads off chapter 1), and ends with bulleted tips summing up the chapter's message. Between the quotes and the bullet points are anecdotes about Duke basketball games and (occasionally) Krzyzewski's life outside basketball. What you come away with is an understanding of why Krzyzewski is a great basketball coach, why former Duke assistants such as Tommy Amaker and Quin Snyder are probably going to become great basketball coaches, and how anyone who's currently a coach can become a better coach. It would be great if other types of managers in other types of businesses could incorporate these lessons in compassionate, focused, highly flexible leadership, but it seems unlikely. Most managers in business rise through the ranks not because of their ability to lead or inspire but because of their knowledge and competence (if not their connections). On the other hand, it would be nice if each of us, just once, could work for someone like Coach K, someone who could push the right buttons and lead us to our own version of the Final Four. Not likely, but a pretty sweet fantasy. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have been a huge admirer of Coach K. for years. Loved the book, and it arrived in excellent condition.Published 19 days ago by Catherine M.
The only thing I didn't like was that it is obvious that the book is scanned in but not checked afterwards. That's a bit of a shame and annoyance. E.g. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Joost Rietveld
Philosophy of COACH K is simply but based on natural human motivation and system of values. The truly value of that book is showing a path of implementation natural leadership... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DARIUSZ WYSPIANSKI
Great book which provides great examples based on personal experience. A would encourage leaders to read this book and share with others.Published 1 month ago by Peggy
Great read. I read during the 2014/15 season. It was awesome to read while they went through March Madness.Published 1 month ago by shane54
Thanks to my participation in BetterBookClub.com my way of looking at leadership has changed because of this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lauren head
Great coaching book. The man knows how to build a team! I will re read this again and take notes because it is that resourceful!Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Loved the book. Reinforced a lot of things I knew about leadership and taught me a few others. I have huge respect for Coach K and I'm a Tarheel fan.Published 1 month ago by Donald F Taylor III