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Breakfast With Bails: What A Dying Coach Taught Me About Life, Learning & Leadership
Paddy Steinfort

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Format: Paperback, 252pp.
ISBN: 9780646948560
Publisher: Allure Publishing
Pub. Date: December 7, 2015

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Breakfast with Bails is the unforgettable true story of a man committed to making others great, even in his final days. In these pages, you are offered the rare opportunity to step inside Bails hospital room, take a seat beside his bed, and listen deeply as he shares the life lessons that sport can give to us all.

The book features:
  • The true story about Dean Bailey, his life and his legacy.
  • Never before heard details of his most controversial times in the game.
  • 3 Key Lessons for Leaders, with behind the scenes stories that bring them to life.
Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, Breakfast With Bails will inspire you to be a better leader, manager, mentor, teacher, parent or friend to those that matter most.


"A moving story about a great man. The wisdom from a dying coach's final days is reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie."
—Adam Grant, New York Times Bestselling Author, Give & Take and Originals

"Breakfast With Bails is an inspiring story... The messages he leaves us with are surprising, simple truths that leaders in any arena - whether you are a coach, manager, mother, or teacher - can all live by. This book will not only change the way you lead - it will change the way you live your life. Buy it, read it, live it."
—Jon Gordon, bestselling author, The Energy Bus and Training Camp

"Bails really shone out from the pack. He could see people from a different point of view. His generous heart worked tirelessly to find the good in his players... he believed in them, he cared for them, gave them his time & knowledge. They succeeded. We succeeded."
—Mark Williams, 2004 Premiership coach, Port Adelaide FC

"The memories I have of Bails will stay with me forever. The biggest thing I learnt from him: he had empathy for all of his players. This book will give you an understanding of a truly great man."
—Brad Green, Assistant Coach, North Melbourne FC

"This book is a must read - Bails was a legend, a unique character with great humour, and he could always tell a good story. He really cared about us, and I'll always remember the things he taught me, both about football but even more as a person. Paddy Steinfort has done an amazing job!"
—Taylor Walker, Captain, Adelaide FC

"Breakfast With Bails brought back so many amazing memories of this very humorous and extremely caring bloke. I'm so glad his views on life and coaching will live on through this book."
—Rory Sloane, 2013 Best & Fairest, Adelaide FC

"Bails had a special way of influencing others with calming, balanced approaches to life and football. He always challenged us too look outside the box, to see things in a different way. These are lessons I will carry forever."
—Sam Jacobs, Adelaide FC

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A former professional football player and manager in the biggest sport in Australia, Paddy Steinfort now works as a performance and leadership consultant for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA football in the USA. He has written guest articles for Sports Illustrated & Psychology Today that focus on the link between performance, leadership and well-being psychology. In the field of education, Paddy serves as an Assistant Instructor in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is involved with the Penn Resiliency team, helping facilitate resilience programs within schools in the USA and Australia.

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