Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 10, 2007 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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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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One of the best books I have ever read. I could hear Bo's raspy voice as I read on in the book. I had a hard time putting this book down. It was a great read. Not just because I'm a michigan fan but because it teaches life lessons that are much more important than football. Read full review


You Better Start with Your Heart
Wait for the Right Opportunity
Throw a Bucket of Cold Water
Respect Your History
Lay Down Your Laws
Set Goals That Get Results
Get the Most Out of Your Staff
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

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BO SCHEMBECHLER was the winningest coach in the history of the nation's winningest college football team. As coach of Michigan, he had a record of 234-65-8, the fifth best tally of all college football coaches in history. He was in demand across the country for his speeches on team work, motivation, and inspiration, and was the bestselling author of BO.
JOHN U. BACON is a top sports journalist based in Michigan and a long-time associate of Bo Schembechler.

John U. Bacon has won numerous national writing awards & now freelances for "Sports Illustrated", "Time", "ESPN Magazine", & the "New York Times", among others.

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