What if you were a fly on the wall in the break room? What if you were invisible and followed your subordinates around all day? What if you were in disguise and worked side by side with your employees all day long? Would you learn startling new revelations? Would you like what you heard? Would you be happy…frustrated…or sad?
Are you looking for a way to reach your potential and differentiate yourself from other people in your industry?
Big Blue Nation and the University of Kentucky recently won its’ 8th NCAA men’s basketball national championship (editor’s note: originally published on April 26, 2012). Head coach John Calipari and his much-publicized dribble drive offense finally got his first national title after a near miss with the University of Memphis in 2008 against the Kansas Jayhawks. Though Coach Cal added to his already spectacular career, the dribble drive did not really add a national championship to its resume.
“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
In a previous post, I talked about some of the best books for leaders, whether you are a coach or not. Today, I will recommend the books that will help a coach in nearly any sport at any level. A couple of the books may seem sport specific, but contain information and insight that can help you regardless of what you coach. Even if you are not an avid reader, flip through some of these books and steal one or two ideas to implement with your teams or to strengthen your coaching philosophy. These are 15 books that are different than my list for leaders. However, I would definitely suggest looking at those books as well.