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Leading With the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life

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I think that this book is an exposition, and that this writing style fits the book well because throughout the book he is explaining and giving examples. As the team gathers together in our locker room for the first time, I try to get my only rule out of the way fast.

I am glad indeed that I've finally read it, and eagerly recommend it - especially for sports fans like myself. I believe this book relates to my AmeriCorps year by providing me with some very useful leadership lessons. I enjoyed the stories about his experiences coaching his team's and how he dealt with specific situations, I didn't always like the hamfisted attempt to extrapolate those annecdotes into general business advice.Erst wird ein Thema mit einer Geschichte eröffnet, in der alle wichtigen Inhalte gezeigt werden und am Ende jedes Kapitels gibt es eine Zusammenfassung in Stichpunkten. His breezy approach is direct and simple: what's most important is working as a team toward a common goal--not necessarily to win the game, but to play the best possible game. I am convinced that his words hold great wisdom, and I find myself in agreement with numerous points he articulates. As a head coach, I personally do not want to represent a school that brings in twenty people over five years and have only two of them graduate.

Time management is a lesson that the students learn through us-not only as it relates to them individually, but as it pertains to a group. I have always been heavily into the coaching books where they talk about how they improve their players mindsets by using their psychology back ground. even if you don't like Coach K or the Duke Blue Devils, after reading this book I think you can at least respect the man and have some admiration for his coaching style.Auch für die, die nicht das beste Englisch sprechen (und das ist wohl fast jeder, der eine deutsche Rezension zu einem englischensprachigen Buch liest) werden gut durch den Text kommen, da der Autor einfach und leicht verständliche Beispiele verwendet und jeden Tipp und jede Technik immer im Rahmen einer kleinen Geschichte erklärt.

In fact, Krzyzewski tries to hire assistant coaches who have played for him because they're versed in on- and off-court problems. This is a semi-autobiographical, semi-self-coaching book where the two parts interact and integrate with each other to form something larger. Throughout his career, Coach K's ethos centred around fostering an environment and culture that focussed on openness, hard work and cooperation to ensure excellence on and off the court. When Johnny and Mark explained their situation to me, they looked me straight in the eye-and I could tell they were being truthful and sincere.In other words, we make certain that they realize right off the bat that they have responsibilities to the team as well as to themselves alone. Much of the head coaching years covered in this book are about instilling values (Integrity, hard work, honesty) in the students who come to play for him and Duke. Coach K will provide inspiration for the toughest of moments, and how to execute a comeback under pressure. If I hope to get the most out of these players as a group, I have to coach them differently than previous teams.

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