Bo's Lasting Lessons : The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership
These are the words of legendary college football coach Bo Schembechler, who completed working on this unique leadership book just days before his tragic passing. Now, with coauthor John U. Bacon, Schembechler's legacy lives on through this inspiring and innovative leadership guide.
BO'S LASTING LESSONS
During his record-setting tenure as coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Bo won thirteen Big Ten titles and finished as the winningest football coach in the school's storied history. But if you asked him, his most important achievement was having a remarkably positive impact on the hundreds of athletes he coached. The vast majority of Bo's players have gone on to live extraordinarily meaningful lives after their years in Ann Arbor-whether as successful doctors, educators, coaches, lawyers, and CEOs, or as stars in the NFL.
In these pages, you'll hear Bo's distinctive voice as he shares the principles he applied on the football field and in the locker room to create a football dynasty, and he'll tell you how you can apply his insights to any leadership role. His words will educate, motivate, and inspire-just as the man himself did every day.
Part of the Essential Reads for Dads collection
With a style so conversational that readers will almost be able to hear the voice of the late, great Michigan Wolverines football coach, Schembechler (1929-2006), it seems as if coauthor and sportswriter Bacon did little more than push the record button and let Schembechler dictate this exceedingly unconventional business title. The coach--who earned the respect of practically every player, coach and fan during his 30 years as Michigan's head coach--lets loose his boisterous personality in italicized and capitalized words, exclamation points and rhetorical questions that punctuate otherwise simple statements and observations. Completed just days before the coach was brought down by heart disease, this volume spells out the leadership principles by which he lived en route to 13 Big 10 titles and 10 Rose Bowl appearances. The book contains no complicated formulas or M.B.A. treatises, but rather commonsense approaches to everything from setting goals and motivating mid-level employees to emphasizing execution and maintaining focus under fire. Along the way, Schembechler shares details from both his professional and personal lives, in which he's always prepared for anything. Schembechler's lessons are practical, well-illustrated and based on a solid legacy of determination and hard work. (Sept.)
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September 10, 2007
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