The best managers are leaders, and the best leaders are coaches.
So what do you do if you want to be a great manager? Well, stop wasting your time reading management books by people that have never done it before and pick up a book by a former coach that knows what it takes to create a dynasty.
You will find the perfect roadmap on how to be a truly remarkable coach in Pat Riley’s New York Times bestseller, “The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players.”
Growing up a New York Knicks fan, I was obviously a fan of Coach Riley. Coincidentally, his book was also one of the first leadership books I was given by my former coach. I come back to it constantly.
If you don’t watch basketball you might not be in the know on Coach Riley. Take it from me: he knows his stuff. Coach Riley is renowned as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time. He has won five NBA championships as a head coach, was named NBA Coach of the Year three times, and has reached the NBA finals in six different decades. He’s even the first person to win a championship as a player, as an assistant coach, as a head coach, and as an executive.
Whenever I read a great book, I put together my biggest highlights to reference and come back to in order to make sure I really pull the core message out of the book and put it into action day to day. I usually only share my highlights with our team at 1Huddle, but if you have read this far then I’m willing to share them with you too.
So read on for 20 of my top highlights from Pat Riley’s “The Winner Within,” which has just been added to our on-demand game shop at 1Huddle.
And after you read my top highlights, I’ll give you a chance to access “The Winner Within” game that covers all of my biggest notes, highlights, and takeaways.
Here we go…
These are my biggest highlights from “The Winner Within.”
But there is a lot more to this book. It is a must-read for rising coaches that explores how to put the right team together, how to get the most out of your people, how to handle challenges and struggle, and how to build a culture that perseveres through the hard stuff.
Now, these are just a few of my top highlights. Since this isn’t 6th grade, I assume you’re willing to go a bit further to really get the most out of Coach Riley’s message. That’s why I have a challenge for you…email me your favorite highlight and why, and I will send you access to our latest game on the book The Winner Within. It has these 20 highlights plus all the biggest takeaways, and it’s in a game!
Email me at email@example.com. And if you are currently a 1Huddle client and want to add “The Winner Within” to your game library, just email your customer success manager to get the game added today.
Now, back to work!
Sam Caucci, Founder & CEO at 1Huddle
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