Winning the NFL Way: Leadership Lessons from Football's Top Head Coaches

  • 4h 17m
  • Bob LaMonte, Robert L. Shook
  • HarperCollins
  • 2004

Being an NFL coach is the ultimate high-pressure job. Every Sunday a coach makes split-second decisions that will not only decide the fate of a game, but also his team's season and, ultimately, his own job.

Meet Mike Holmgren, Jon Gruden, John Fox, Andy Reid, and Mike Sherman -- top NFL head coaches whose careers rest on their ability to lead other men to win in the fiercely competitive world of professional football.

In this extraordinary collaboration with their agent Bob LaMonte, each of these five coaches shares his leadership principles. LaMonte takes you behind the scenes, where you'll be a fly on the wall as these men reveal how to win beyond the X's and O's. You will see how these successful leaders communicate with different personalities, develop vision, build trust in their people, and win loyalty, as well as overcome adversity and adapt to change.

Through their colorful and motivational anecdotes, you'll gain unprecedented insights into the minds of some of the best coaches today and valuable lessons on what it means to be a leader and a champion.

About the Authors

Bob LaMonte is founder and CEO of Professional Sports Representation, Inc., the largest sports agency specializing in NFL coaches. His impressive current client list includes five NFL head coaches, 12 NFL coordinators, two college head coaches, and professional athletes. LaMonte, formerly a high school and college history teacher for 25 years, began his career as a part-time sports agent, and it wasn't until 1993 that he left teaching to become a full-time agent.

Robert L. Shook has authored 48 books, including such best-selling books as The IBM Way, Hardball Selling, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Longaberger. He lives in Ohio.

In this Book

  • Winning the NFL Way—Leadership Lessons from Football’s Top Head Coaches
  • Introduction: It’s Not About the X’s and O’s—It’s About the CEOs
  • A Winning Combination—A Vision with a Strong Game Plan
  • Passion—The Right Stuff
  • The Trust Factor
  • Communication—A Two-Way Street
  • Teamwork—We Win Together
  • Facing Adversity
  • Adapting to Change
  • Check Your Ego at the Door
  • Afterword