LeaderShop
Title Index
A-K  L-Z

. Search Books . Bestsellers . What's New . LeaderShop
Main Page
. Help . View Cart

BookInfo
 Description and Reviews
 Reader's Index
 About the Author
 Table of Contents
 Customer Reviews
 Find Similar Items


.
See Also:
. Business



leadership books leadership books leadership books

leadership books
Secure Online Ordering Guaranteed!

Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons From Americas Miracle Team
Jim Craig and Don Yaeger


9780470928066
Retail Price: $24.95
LS Price: $16.95
You Save: $8.00 (32%)


Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.

Format: Hardcover, 240pp.
ISBN: 9780470928066
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: April 12, 2011

Average Customer Review:
leadership

leadership

leadership
 
Order This Book!

Add To My Cart

view cart
email friend
 

Secure Order Guarantee

Item No: 9780470928066



leadership
Description and Reviews
From The Publisher:

Going into the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, the U.S. men's hockey team was seeded seventh among the twelve teams competing. Winning a medal of any type was a long shot. Yet the U.S. squad, whose average player age was twenty-two, displayed stunning teamwork, eventually earning a place in the medal round against the Soviet Union, the world's most dominant hockey team.

Nearly everyone thought that Team USA didn't stand a chance against the Russians. But the scrappy Americans, under the direction of legendary coach Herb Brooks, pulled off the greatest sports upset of all time. The "Miracle on Ice," as the victory became known, was a defining moment for an American public that saw the game as symbolic of the ongoing Cold War struggle. Two days later, the U.S. beat Finland to clinch the Olympic gold medal. Without a doubt, what the U.S. team did was one of the most thrilling episodes in sports. But a miracle? Hardly.

The U.S. team's goalie, and the backbone of the team, was a Boston University student named Jim Craig—today, an internationally renowned motivational speaker and sales and marketing strategist. In Gold Medal Strategies, Craig draws lessons from those dedicated twenty-two-year-olds and their demanding coach and describes the qualities of championship teams, whether in athletics or business. He delivers sage advice on building a winning team and achieving greatness in business and in life. You'll learn how to:
  • Recruit people with the right values and character, and then get them to buy into your vision
  • Recognize and deal with enemies of success in your own house
  • Pull potential out of every member of your team—you recruited them, so it's your responsibility to make them great!
  • Establish a two-way street of accountability
  • Define victory for your team, and have a vision for your legacy
Great teams dare to dream big. They put in the hard work required and commit to proving the doubters wrong. The 1980 U.S. men's hockey team rose to its challenge. Your team can too.


 
readers index
leadership
Reader's Index 
Send us your favorite quotes or passages from this book.
 

leadership
About the Authors

Jim Craig, the celebrated goalie on the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, stopped thirty-nine of forty-two Russian shots on goal, leading the U.S. to a 4-3 win against the heavily favored Soviets. Following his retirement from hockey, he pursued an award-winning sales and marketing career that included taking an operating unit with $300,000 in annual sales to $50 million. He is founder and President of Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston area–based promotions and marketing firm. Learn more at www.goldmedalstrategies.com.

Don Yaeger is a former Sports Illustrated editor and coauthor of four sports-related New York Times bestsellers. He is also a frequent motivational speaker on lessons he's learned from sports legends like Walter Payton and John Wooden. He is a frequent contributor to several nationally syndicated sports programs, including Fox News and ESPN. Learn more at www.donyaeger.com.



leaders
Table of Contents

 
Foreword by Jon "Jack" Luther
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
1 Great Teams Think of Themselves as Winning Underdogs
2 Great Teams Have a Shared Dream
3Great Teams Make Personal Sacrifices
4 Great Teams Hold Themselves and Others Accountable
5Great Teams Are the Product of Picking the Right Players
6Great Teams Have a Real or Invented Enemy
7Great Teams Stay Young in Spirit and Outlook
8Great Teams Manage Through Ego and Conflict
9Victory—The One and Only End Game
 
Index



leadership
Customer Reviews
Write your own online review.


Find Items On Similar Subjects
Book on Leadership
.
 
leadership
TITLE INDEX: A-K  L-Z | SEARCH | BESTSELLERS | WHAT'S NEW | OUT OF PRINT | HELP | PRIVACY & SECURITY | Leading Blog | LeaderShop Main Page

All prices subject to change and given in U.S. Dollars.

Copyright ©1998-2011 LeadershipNow / M2 Communications, LLC All Rights Reserved


All materials contained in http://www.LeadershipNow.com are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than private, non-commercial viewing purposes. Derivative works and other unauthorized copying or use of stills, video footage, text or graphics is expressly prohibited. LeadershipNow is a trademark of M2 Communications, LLC.
.