Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of NBA's Orlando Magic, intermixes wise principles along with experiences to craft an easy to apply manual on leadership. Williams shares the insights gleaned from over 800 interviews with today's top leaders. This book highlights that fact that our future is in the leadership abilities of our children, and leadership training begins at home. Let the accumulated wisdom contained in this book guide you through the tremendous responsibility of training and equipping your children. Includes forward by John Wooden.
In COACHING YOUR KIDS TO BE LEADERS, Pat Williams takes the seven principles of leadership and applies them to the challenge of building young leaders. The essence of a leader is embodied in these seven important qualities: Vision, Communication, People Skills, Character, Competence, Boldness, Servanthood. Young people can be inspired and motivated to build them into their lives. This is an invaluable tool for those committed to building leadership skills in the children they care for.
Pat Williams Coaching Your Kids To Be Leaders is an excellent book on leadership. Elaborating on the seven key leadership principles in his previous book The Paradox of Power, Williams offers sound advice to any charged with the nurturing of children.
Father to nineteen children, senior vice president of Orlando Magic, and admitted renaissance jock, Williams does not rest on his success alone for the impetus of his arguments. After sending out some six thousand leadership questionnaires to successful men and women nationwide, Williams culls the wisdom and highlights the trends contributing to their collective success. Not surprisingly, parenting, reading, and sports are among the top influences in the lives of the leaders of our country.
With practical information and the exhortation to start early, there is something for anyone who deals with children of any age. Leadership is not limited to the select few, rather, Williams cites respondents who believe leadership qualities can be instilled in any child.
When I realized this was a sports book, I was reluctant to read it and put it under the stack of books at hand. However, it has proven to be thought provoking, delightful, and insightful. Williams stories, while sports-based, resound with wisdom and truth. The many and varied respondents whom Williams chose to cite make the book an eclectic and intriguing read. I highly recommend this book for anyone involved with children in any way. It is a modern day, How Children Learn. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book Previews.com