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How Good Do You Want to Be?

A Champion's Tips on How to Lead and Succeed at Work and in Life

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He guided LSU to its first football championship in forty-five years. He turned down countless offers from professional teams to stay with the job he loves. Now Nick Saban reveals the secrets that will help you lead and succeed at work and in life.

Excellence doesn’t happen overnight. It comes from hard work, consistency, the drive to be the best, and a passion for what you do. Few understand this better than Nick Saban, the hottest college football coach in the game. Now, in How Good Do You Want to Be?, Saban shares his winning philosophy for creating and inspiring success.

In more than three decades as a player and coach, Saban has learned much about life and leadership, both on the field and off. Working alongside some of the game’s legends, including Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick and coaching legend Jerry Glanville, he saw firsthand how great leaders encourage greatness in others. In this candid, insightful guide, he shares such acquired wisdom as

Organization, Organization, Organization
Create an environment where everybody knows his or her responsibilities–and each is responsible to the entire group.
Motivate to Dominate
Understand the psychology of teams and individuals, and use that knowledge to breed success.
No Other Way than Right
Practice ethics and values–and demand the same from your team.
Look in the Mirror
Maintain an understanding of who you are by knowing your strengths and your weaknesses.

How Good Do You Want to Be? is more than the story of how Nick Saban motivates his staff and players to excel–it is also the memoir of one of America’s most successful coaches. Filled with instructive anecdotes and illuminated by never-before-told stories of his life and career, this is a book that challenges and inspires us all to be our best.

From the Hardcover edition.

Customer Reviews

How good do you want to be?

Enlightening view into what it takes to be a Champion in life, and what it tekes to be a Champion in the world of College Football. Offers much insight into organizational leadership, regardless of what organization that is. Also made me understand why truly elite Coaches get paid the level of money that they do. A must read for anyone serious about the study of Leadership, readers of self-help books, and also those who claim to be a serious College Football fan. On my second read-through now.

Solid Read

Nick touches on many aspects of coaching and leading that we all can use

Leadership Skills Personified

Nick Saban has how to be a leader down, and he shares that information for anyone to read. How Good Do You Want to Be? is applicable to anyone in any line of work or discipline. This book is for those that want to be the best.

How Good Do You Want to Be?
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Football
  • Published: Dec 28, 2004
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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