The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership

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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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Title Page
An Environment
Specifics of My New Standards
Establishing Your Standard of Performance
Lessons of the Bill Walsh Offense
Let the Score Take Care of Itself
I Am the Leader
Sharp Pencils Do Not Translate into Sharp
Dont Mistake Grabbin for Tackling
The Thrill of Teaching
Money Talks Treating People Right Talks Louder
A Big Cheer for a Big
Conventional Wisdom Is an Oxymoron
No Mystery to Mastery
Dont Do unto Others What Paul Brown Did unto
The Element of Surprise

The Inner Voice vs the Outer Voice

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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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