John Wooden was the greatest college basketball coach of all time. He won 10 National Championships and 4 undefeated seasons while at UCLA. Some have even said, that John Wooden was the greatest coach of any sport…it would be hard to argue against him. As great as John Wooden was as a basketball coach he was even a better coach of life. His players loved him, and he invested himself in them. His leadership was legendary and still is today. We are so fortunate to have with us on this episode of A New Direction Lynn Guerin who spent the last 25+ years with coach Wooden up until his last dying words. He worked with Coach Wooden to develop a coaching model for success and leadership. And continues today to coach companies the “Wooden Way”.
Along with Jason Lavin, Lynn Guerin have written the book “Coach ‘Em Way Up” based on the fundamental principles espoused by Coach Wooden. The book is practical and insightful into the Leadership and success lesson Coach Wooden practiced every single day and taught to his teams. Always the engineer he created his “Pyramid of Success” which would guide him daily and continues to guide others who follow it. The book “Coach ‘Em Way Up” is filled with not only tremendous insights, but also work sheets to help you coach yourself (which is the most important person to begin with), and use with your teams. There is also an online assessment that I highly recommend you should take. I took it twice (the first time I was in denial). To access the assessment click on or copy and paste https://www.thejohnrwoodencourse.com/the-pyramid-of-success-assessment-for-individuals and for A New Direction listeners if you use the code “Coach50” you will get 50% off the assessment. It is a great deal and it will change the way you look at yourself and your leadership.
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