Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden

Summary
  1. Wooden’s goal never changed – get the maximum effort and peak performance from each player in the manner that best suited the team
Key Takeaways
  1. Explains his pyramid of success which outlines mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization
  2. Shows you how to be your best when you truly need it
  3. Take care of the little things
  4. Don’t be emotional
  5. Perfection can’t be reached but it must be the goal
  6. Never Lie. Never Cheat. Never Steal. Don’t whine. Don’t complain. Don’t make excuses
  7. Pyramid of Success
    1. Industriousness
    2. Friendship
    3. Loyalty
    4. Cooperation
    5. Enthusiasm
    6. Self-control
    7. Alertness
    8. Initiative
    9. Intentness
    10. Condition
    11. Skill
    12. Team Spirit
    13. Poise
    14. Confidence
    15. Competitive Greatness
    16. Success (faith and patience needed throughout)
What I got out of it
  1. Amazing man with incredible principles and a proper perspective. Quit coaching at the peak of his career because he was over it and wanted to spend more time with his family

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