Are the people who report to you giving you their best? Is each individual on your team performing to his or her fullest potential?
For more than thirty years, renowned business consultant and bestselling author Ken Blanchard and legendary NFL coach Don Shula have motivated teams to peak performances. In their classic, authoritative work on coaching, Everyone's a Coach, they distilled their rich collective experience down to its key elements and shared their secrets for inspiring others to greatness.
Now, by popular demand, Blanchard and Shula have created The Little Book of Coaching, capturing the essence of their classic in this indispensable motivational gem--a gift to their readers and fans.
At the heart of this book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader:
Conviction-driven--Never compromise your beliefs
Overlearning--Practice until it's perfect
Audible-ready--Know when to change
Consistency--Respond predictably to performance
Honesty-based--Walk your talk
Using a highly effective "tag-team" approach, Blanchard and Shula impart the five leadership secrets behind this acronym. Shula tells you how each coaching concept worked on the field, and then Blanchard explains how you can apply each strategy in a leadership situation.
Instructive and inspirational, The Little Book of Coaching is the essential handbook that will teach you how to unleash excellence in anyone.
Ken Blanchard, PhD, is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! (with Sheldon Bowles). His groundbreaking works have been translated into over 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time. The recipient of numerous leadership awards and honors, he is cofounder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a leading international training and consulting firm.
Don Shula is the winningest coach in the history of the NFL. He led the Miami Dolphins to five Super Bowl appearances and the Baltimore Colts to one. The only NFL coach to have a perfect 17-0 season, he lives with his wife, Mary Anne, in Miami, Florida.