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Dean Smith won an incredible 879 games as a basketball coach at University of North Carolina. What made him such an effective leader? In It’s How You Play the Game, David Chadwick, who played for Smith, presents 12 principles that marked Smith’s approach to leadership, business, and life – principles that will help you to excel…and win.
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
|Publication Date: 2015|
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
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Dean Smith won 879 games during his legendary career as the basketball coach at University of North Carolinamaking him among the winningest coaches ever. He also won the respect and admiration of those who worked with and played for him. What made him so effective both on and off the court? What set him apart as a leader?
Author David Chadwick, who played on championship teams for Smith, provides an inside look at how Smith led and influenced others so that they knew success not only on the basketball court, but everywhere else. In It's How You Play the Game, he presents 12 principles that marked Smith's approach to leadership, business, and life, including...
- the team comes before the individual
- success requires a flexible vision
- positive words have power
- commitment to character is essential
- you can make failure your friend
Whatever your calling as a leaderwhether in business, athletics, ministry, or elsewherethis book will help you to play the game well and draw out the best from the people you lead.
David Chadwick has been the pastor of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1980. He played basketball at and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, then joined a professional basketball league for three years in Europe. He has MDiv and DMin degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary.
"It is with admiration and gratitude that I recommend this book to anyone who sees themselves as a leader and wants to lead with head, hands and heart. David has a remarkable way of weaving his experience as a player and subsequent years as a leader with what he learned under Coach Smith. The 12 Leadership Principles can be a shot in the arm during a challenging day or a playbook over a lifetime for leadership and life."
Joan O. Wright, MSW, MCC, O'Sullivan Wright, Inc.
Joan Wright5 Stars Out Of 5It's How You Play the GameJune 3, 2015Joan WrightQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is with admiration and gratitude that I recommend this book to anyone who sees themselves as a leader and wants to lead with head, hands AND heart. David has a remarkable way of weaving his experience as a player and subsequent years as a leader with what he learned under Coach Smith. The 12 Leadership Principles can be a shot in the arm during a challenging day or a playbook over a lifetime for leadership and life.