Simply the Best delivers rare insights on success straight from the hearts and minds of Stanley Cup winning coaches Scotty Bowman, Mark Crawford, Jacques Demers, Ken Hitchcock, and Mike Keenan. The book also features NHL and Olympic coaches Clare Drake, Dave King, George Kingston, Andy Murray, Roger Neilson, Pat Quinn, and Brian Sutter. Recognized as the greatest coaches in the game, these "elite 12" openly discuss in their own words strategies that have made them successful. Coaching wisdom, as never before published, flows from the pages of this remarkable book.
Everyone is a coachno matter if its raising children, coaching a youth sports team, being the project team leader at work, teaching students in a classroom, or managing employees in a corporation. Great coaches have to be able to provide direction and vision, stay on a firm path while also recognizing when change is needed, motivate, maximize the potential of their people, and deal with adversity. As seen here, the coaches techniques, strategies, and personalities are varied, but deep down they all have that special something that allows them to be champions while others struggle to attain a similar pinnacle.
These world-renowned hockey visionaries take readers into the players dressing room and onto the ice and explain what it takes to be a champion at hockey. But, as readers will see, these mastered principles of coaching success are also relevant "off-ice" so that people in all walks of life, from managers to moms, can win their own Stanley Cups. The 12 coaches in Simply the Best have spent a lifetime in the pursuit of understanding how to win. Now so will you!