The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 20, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played.

Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership.

Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others.

Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of 'wisdom by Walsh' will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

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I'm a huge Bill Walsh fan but this book wasn't written by him; it is an often disjointed collection of notes from interviews, and the editing is awful. Walsh would be appalled. His brilliant play ... Read full review

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A brilliant insight into Bill Walsh's career as a coach, and the tools that he used to achieve three Superbowl wins. To have such a insider's view is extremely valuable, and the way in which he lays out his method of leadership is clear and easy to understand Read full review


Craig Walsh
1 Passion is not just having a desire to do the job of teaching
2 Expertise is the inventory of knowledge and experience you possess on a particular subject
3 Communication is the ability to organize and then successfully convey your informed thoughts
4 Persistence is essential because knowledge is rarely imparted on the first attempt

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Walsh is the NFL Hall of Fame Coach and a former three-time Super Bowl Championship of the San Francisco 49ers.

John Wooden and his historic UCLA dynasty won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, including 88 straight games. Named Coach of the Century by ESPN, Wooden is the bestselling author of "Wooden on Leadership". The UCLA/Anderson School of Management recently established the John Wooden Global Leadership program. For more information visit
Steve Jamison is America's preeminent author and authority on the leadership philosophy of John Wooden. He has collaborated with Mr. Wooden on several bestselling books. Mr. Jamison is the executive producer of The John Wooden Leadership Course(c). For more information visit

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