Item description for What It Takes To Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership by Vince Lombardi...
Overview The son of the legendary football coach explores his father's leadership philosophy, discussing how the fundamental qualities of character, mental toughness, and integrity are necessary to succeed and to inspire others. Book available.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 4.75" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 25, 2004
Publisher American Media International
ISBN 1932378170 ISBN13 9781932378177
Reviews - What do customers think about What It Takes To Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership?
Read the fine print! Jun 17, 2008
The book is not at all what I wanted. It is more of a gift book than the actual book. It's a small inept version of the real thing. Verify the correct version before ordering would be my advice.
Itsy bitsy teeny weenie Apr 11, 2008
I purchased this as a gift for someone who asked for this title. We laughed when it came in the mail. It looked more like something that belonged in a doll house (the size is something like 2 inches by 2 inches)! It's a very good book, but this version is a joke!
Learn winning habits from the man who knew about winning Mar 8, 2008
This is an excellent book on leadership and the value of hard work and discipline, the corner stones of success. It also provides an intimate look at the man who defined winning. There are a lot of great quotes and thoughts in this book, whether you're looking for your own personal motivation or you are a manager looking to motivate your team, there is something for everyone. Now Vince Lombardi's ideas of motivation and the approach he takes to motivating people will not be for everyone.
Vince Lombardi believed in healthy competition and pushing people to get the best out of them. In today's PC world everyone is a delicate snowflake and must be treated as such... not so much, either you performed or you were out, that is the Lombardi style. This book also forces you to think about yourself and what your actions say about you and what image you are creating of yourself.
What do you want to be remembered? What will outlast you? What will continue after you are gone?
I suggest reading this book with a pen and paper handy, there are so many great lines like the ones above. Also this isn't a book you will sit down and read right though, it's best to read it a chapter at a time and then reflect on the ideas presented.
Great book Jul 27, 2007
Vince Lombardi Jr. brings to the forefront his father's winning formula for success in leadership and everyday life. While many examples are spoken of in terms of football, the key elements that are always there is teamwork, teambuilding and producing results. This book will benefit anyone who wants to raise the bar in their personal or professional life. I particularly liked the reoccurring idea of running the drill over and over again until it becomes second nature. I also liked how Lombardi never discriminated against anyone but everyone was judged on their ability to produce results. Lombardi also brings to the forefront that the leader's job is never secure he or she must always keep producing results.
Last but not least, he talks in length about rejuvinating activities that can help one stay focused.
It's amazing that no matter how far advanced we get socially and technologically, the core of it all are the basic fundamental principles that our parents and grandparents taught us; Dedication, Hard Work, Loyalty and Honor.
In today's society where everything fundamental is under brutal attack, it's nice to read a book to where good, wholesome principles are once again proven to be the best way to success.
Great Book About Ethics May 7, 2007
Like every book about leadership, you take what you think applies and leave the rest, but this book truly speaks about the ethics and moral values that people forget. Lombardi Jr. uses his father's words to illustrate that he believed that hard work and sacrifice are the ways to success. If you admired Lombardi and his style of leadership I think you will find this book very interesting.