The Gold Standard: Building A World-Class Team
ISBN: 0446544078
EAN13: 9780446544078
Language: English
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Says Coach K: In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family.I BELIEVE IN YOU.

These four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try.

In his previous bestselling books, Coach K has guided readers to success the way he has guided his teams at Duke University - - with the power of his inspirational words and phenomenal leadership skills.

But that was with college kids..Now, Coach K has stepped up to take on an entirely new challenge - by volunteering to coach the US Olympic Basketball team. Comprised of some of the biggest NBA stars, Coach K had to work with huge egos and personal rivalries in order to create an American team that could win against the best competition in the world and restore Team USA to the gold standard of basketball.

This is more than a celebratory book - it's Coach K's first-hand account of how he dealt with such stars as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and all the rest to buy into his total team play. Half a book on basketball, half a book on management techniques, THE GOLD STANDARD captures Coach K's personal style and approach to getting different (and sometimes difficult) people to work hard and succeed in reaching a common goal.

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   Worth the Read -- Coach K "The Communicator"
Admittedly, I am a coach k and a Duke Blue Devil fan, so that biases my review without question. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I found several leadership takeaways that I can apply as a military officer in my professional life. The book was an easy read and what I enjoyed most was the picture that Coach K painted of the relationships he developed with basketball royalty on and off the court. I look forward to Coach K's next book now that he has another gold medal and an NCAA championship to add to his long list of achievements.
   Great organization building book
If you have any organization and like sports, this is a book for you. I would have to add that even a Carolina fan can find it pleasant, or at least palatable.
   Didn’t even finish it
This is not a leadership book, don 't waste your time wasting it.
   A great book on team-building excellence!
This book is arranged in such a way as to emphasize the importance of taking time to build excellence. Time is gold in building anything worthwhile!
   Great Memoir From an Experienced Coach
This is a great book for any aspiring coach who is always looking for a few pointsers on dealing with people. Although the book is about what happened on the way to the gold medal, it has a cool behind-the-scenes view and delves into the relational aspects of coaching and motivation. This book gave me a new perspective on some of the superstars involved in the process and mainly their selflessness.