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Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork Paperback – 2010
The inspirational story of Marc Trestman comes to life in the pages of Perseverance, a poignant yet heart-warming motivational-biography that will challenge you to achieve heights you never dreamed possible. For more than three decades now, Marc has been on a football odyssey of sorts in which he has coached with eight NFL franchises, two NCAA Division I programs, and another in the Canadian Football League, where he won a Grey Cup championship in 2009 as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes. Along the way, Marc has seen the best and worst of times as it relates to winning and losing at the highest levels of the game. Through his associations and friendships with countless coaches and players, he has amassed a travelogue of life lessons that will not only capture your imagination, they will change your perspective and outlook on life. Mixed in between Marc's unique ideologies and philosophies on team-building, trust and leadership, are anecdotes, quotes, funny stories, and nuggets of wisdom which provide a unique insight into the secrets of his success. Marc's passion for helping others to be the best that they can be is a message that resonates in the locker room as well as in the board room. With it, he shows that through hard work, commitment and a positive attitude, you can overcome any obstacle or adversity in life and truly... persevere.
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I'm sure that it was largely the football fan that had me turning the pages so fast, also watching his early years with my Cleveland Browns that had me intrigued in the first place. Walking away from the book I know that I'm a better man and a better leader if I take the simple principals he writes of and apply them to my business and my employees. Getting people to see the best they have to offer and showing them how to "win the day", while never being bigger than the team, is the ultimate accomplishment in any setting. No matter your sports allegiance or where you are in life, this book is an inspiration to anyone that wants to persevere and rise to their greatest ability... and do it the right way.
Congratulations for all the good things that happen in your life Marc, you've earned them...
Coach Trestman has to be very confusing for the sports journalists to cover as he's not the typical football coach or for that matter sports personality. The man has faced tons of adversity and has amazing perseverance. I don't know if he can or cannot win in Chicago, but clearly he will give it his best and if he's not successful he will bounce back and be on his feet again.
It's a very good read for any sports fan or for that matter anybody and should be required readying for amy member of the Chicago media who covers Trestman and the Bears.
It should be noted that he wrote the book long before being offered and accepting his current position as Head Coach of the Chicago Bears! I wish him continued success in his new role.
The man is a genuine mensch! In the forward, Marc states that the proceeds from the sale of this book will assist the National Alzheimer's Research Foundation through his own Marc and Cindy Trestman Foundation.