Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership (Google eBook)
Grand Central Publishing, Sep 10, 2007 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
There are very few coaches held higher esteem than Bo Schembechler. As coach of the University of Michigan football team, he won 13 Big Ten titles and finished as the winningest coach in their storied history. But beyond the wins and losses, Bo is best remembered for the remarkable impact he had on his players and fans alike.
In BO'S LASTING LESSONS, the coach draws on his years of experience, using first-person anecdotes to deliver timeless lessons on leadership, motivation and responsibility. His distinctive gruff voice leaps from the page.
With pithy language, Bo explains that true leadership requires the compassion to actively listen to your people, and then to have the courage to do what is right every time.
A big believer in peer pressure and in always making his players accountable for their actions, Schembechler has coached athletes who went on to become professional football players, doctors, lawyers and CEOs.
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Review: Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of LeadershipUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
What a wonderful read! Such a simplistic way of conveying fundamentals of leadership. I felt like I was watching a documentary at the same time and it was so incredible to learn more about this man. I realize now I knew very little about him when I attended his memorial in the Big House in 2006. Read full review
Review: Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of LeadershipUser Review - Donald Plugge - Goodreads
"Bo's Lasting Lessons" exposes the inner mindset of a successful coach. The story imbues a certain sense of enthusiasm and integrity. Bo Schembechler appears, at first blush, to be a simple and ... Read full review
Give Everyone a Role and Make It Important
Listen Before You Lead
Know Your People
Break Em Down and Build Em
Emphasize Execution Not Innovation
Make Adjustments on Facts Not Pride
Stay Focused Under Fire
Ignore Your Critics
Recruit for Character
Scuttle the Star System
Give Em a Chance
Know When to Leave and