I've Got Your Back: Coaching Top Performers from Center Court to the Corner Office

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Portfolio, 2004 - Self-Help - 217 pages
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Like its bestselling predecessors Success Is a Choiceby Rick Pitino, Winning Every Dayby Lou Holtz, and The Winner Withinby Pat Riley, Head Gamewill help you take your game from good to great—no matter what field you compete in.

Brad Gilbert was the fourth highest ranked tennis player in the world in 1989. He won twenty major tournaments and dominated many players who had more natural talent. But it turns out that Gilbert’s true calling wasn’t playing tennis—it was coaching. After retiring as a player, he took over the floundering career of Andre Agassi. Under Gilbert’s tutelage, Agassi regained his poise, cleared his head, and clawed his way back to number one, winning two Grand Slam tournaments in short order.

Was Agassi a fluke? Well, Gilbert’s next client was twenty-year-old Andy Roddick—a kid with immense talent who never seemed to survive past the semifinals of a Grand Slam event. After working with Gilbert for just ninety days, Roddick won the U.S. Open, the first Grand Slam of his career. And the first person he ran to embrace wasn’t his parents or his Hollywood girlfriend, but Brad Gilbert, the man who had transformed his career.

Now Gilbert has compiled his best advice about dealing with intense pressure, frustrating distractions, and competitors who try to psych you out. Head Gameis the answer to the mental challenges we all face in our work. It will appeal to the millions of executives and would-be executives who follow Grand Slam tennis—and who are already impressed by the triumphs of Brad Gilbert.

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This is the second book I’ve read by Brad Gilbert, a previous tennis pro and coach. This book details his coaching career and offers up insight on how to deal with the mental side of tennis. He also ... Read full review


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Brad Gilbert is the author of the tennis classic Winning Ugly, which has sold more than 125,000 copies. Before he became a coach, he played professional tennis from 1982 to 1995, winning twenty pro titles.

James Kaplan is the co-author, with John McEnroe, of the #1 New York Times bestseller You Cannot Be Serious.

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