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Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams Hardcover – March 20, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 138 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773540318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773540316
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a story about a belief in what's possible, about seizing the moment we are all given and about what truly lives deep inside the heart of a leader - a desire so powerful that no force can block its path. Mike Babcock saw the winning goal long before it was scored. He had to. Leave No Doubt is a chronicle about vision, about effort, teamwork, heartbreak, and destiny. A truth about confronting fear and giving a country a moment in time. Leadership in black and white!" John Furlong, CEO, Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games


"I was inspired by Leave No Doubt in part because everything in it resonated with me. Following your dreams, but with your eyes wide open and with a plan to realize those dreams, is something all of us would do well to hoist aboard. Combining the visionary with the practical, Mikes' points, stories, and lessons are applicable to all. Absolutely and powerfully Canadian." General (Ret.) Rick Hillier


"Leave No Doubt is truly an inspirational read. [Babcock's] views on life, on commitment, on hard work, apply to everybody." Pierre LeBrun, ESPN

About the Author

Mike Babcock coaches the Detroit Red Wings and is two-time head coach of Canada's men's hockey team in the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Rick Larsen is principal at Episode 96 Consulting in Chicago.

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This is a very fast read, jam-packed with life-lessons.
Tim
This is a book that can truly get you on a path to living life with courage and positiveness.
Debbie Hopkins
Living in metro Detroit I am privileged to watch coach Babcock every hockey season.
Dan

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alex J. P. on December 20, 2012
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Leave No Doubt is a great book for many people, whether they are coaches, business executives, or even spouses, they are likely to find some value in this material. Mike Babcock includes great examples of leadership and coaching which are laid out in a very applicable manner, in a bit of a story form set in the 2010 Olympics. These stories provide thoughtful insight for readers, and an inside look at what happened to prepare the Canadian team. The questions at the end of each chapter are also great summation points, which could serve one well by writing them down for daily reflection (or if nothing else, paste them around your cubicle or home).

I've watched Babcock coach for years, watching a minimum of 70 of his games a year, and I really admire the guy. To be truthful, I've learned a lot just from watching his mannerisms and his interactions with players, the media, and fellow coaches. This guy gets it, and reading his book is like getting into his head. While a dream of mine has been to sit down with this guy for a cup of coffee or a beer, this book helped me get closer than I had ever anticipated and provided a great opportunity to learn things.

Pick it up, it's a quick read!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Buyer on July 15, 2012
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I was vacationing in New Brunswick, Canada recently when I noticed this book on the shelf. I had not seen it yet in the states, but I knew Mike Babcock was a very successful coach in the NHL, so I started reading. What I discovered, in short order, was this book is a gem among the hundreds of coaches books on leadership and teamwork. The reason? It has amazing ENERGY - specifically the energy and passion of the Olympics and the journey the 2010 Canadian Hockey Team took to come together and win the gold medal.

The book is built on an inspirational credo Coach Babcock created to give his team purpose, called "Leave No Doubt." Each chapter describes a line, or value of the credo in detail, and describes what that value meant to the team and how it can apply to your life and success as well. My favorite lines from the credo are: "Every Day Counts," "Every Meeting Matters," "Every Practice Makes a Difference, "Our Determination Will Define Us, and "This is Our Game." You can FEEL the Canadian pride in every word, in every chapter, and in every mental picture of their Olympic experience.

Coach Babcock is a caring, passionate, and humble leader, and he truly approached this challenge as an opportunity of a lifetime. His belief in his players, his organizational skills, and his genuine love for his sport, his country, and his family are paramount throughout the book. Those players had a special bond and were part of something very special that the rest of us can now read about, learn from, and apply to our own work and lives.

Dr. Paul Buyer, Professor of Music, Clemson University, author of Working Toward Excellence
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bow Shot on December 7, 2013
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This book is excellent! I am a little biased because I personally know Mike but, his comments and words to live by are extremely genuine and a reflection of who he is! Don't expect an autobiography but more of a tool for motivation and how he motivated Team Canada in segments during the Olympics and how those little motivations had a personal investment in his life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. K. Zochowski on June 16, 2013
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I love Mike Babcock. I think he's an exceptional coach and an amazing person. I liked the book but wish it would have been a little more fluid..it was written as a series of snippets. It still painted a great story and had countless great messages, i just didn't love the format.
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This is an essential book for Red Wings fans, for obvious reason. This is also an essential book for those who know themselves and seek self-improvement, which is one of the Marine Corps Leadership Principles. A great leader will read this book and use its teachings in their daily life. While reading this book, I was reading it in Mike Babcock's voice in my head and that provided extra entertainment value. This book was written after the 2010 Vancouver Team Canada Gold Medal game and came out within 2 years of that event. He touches on it quite a bit and the events leading up to it. Everything is all tied into his basic tenets of leadership. He has a very direct way of leading and its admirable. This is also a very inspirational book and really inspires you to want to change your workplace, interpersonal relationship, etc for the better. I can't recommend this enough. It's about 130 pages and a good portion of the pages are only half full with lots of spacing between short paragraphs. It should take you about 60-90 minutes to read. It's VERY quick but VERY awesome.
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I could relate to every aspect of the book I am a Saskatoon Holy Cross Grad, a Saskatoon Junior "b" hockey player, a retired PE teacher, I lived in the Red Deer area, I live in Michigan now, I enjoy stategic goal setting, I know the author Rick, I appreciate that success does not happen without effort, This list could go on.
I plan to read the book again.The first time I read the book I read it cover to cover in one sitting. It was captivating.
The writing style is unique. And the page layout helped to emphasize that. I discribe the style as being "almost point form with just enough information to capture the message".
The authors did cover what the title suggested: "Leave no Doubt: A Credo for Chasing your Dreams" but the "take home message" was different for me. It was the "behind the scene aspects of achieving gold in Hockey" that carried the story for me
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