The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi--the World's Greatest Coach (Mighty Managers Series)
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Vince Lombardi is considered by most to be the greatest NFL coach ever. His leadership and motivational skills drove the Green Bay Packers to four NFL titles in seven years, an amazing record that has yet to be equaled. The Lombardi Rules examines the strategies and techniques that Lombardi followed to achieve his unprecedented success. Especially valuable in today's take-no-prisoners business environment, it provides an insider's look at Lombardi's remarkable methods and how they can be transformed to any field or endeavor.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #47346 in Books
- Published on: 2004-08-19
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Hardcover
- 128 pages
- ISBN13: 9780071444897
- Condition: New
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From the Back Cover
The Lombardi Rules
Vince Lombardi--loved by some, feared by others, but respected by all--was first and foremost a winner. The greatest sports coach of his time, perhaps of all time, Lombardi was also a thoughtful man with uncommon passion, a motivator with uncompromising values, and a leader with unprecedented wisdom and authority.
More than three decades since Lombardi's untimely passing, his words continue to resonate. In The Lombardi Rules, Vince Lombardi Jr. examines many of his father's most celebrated quotes to reveal the bedrock principles behind his legendary success. This concise yet comprehensive book is packed with proven insights and techniques that are especially valuable in today's hard-fought business arena, including:
- Ask yourself tough questions
- Play to your strengths
- Work harder than anybody
- Be prepared to sacrifice
- Be mentally tough
- Know your stuff
- Demand autonomy
- Act, don't react
- Keep it simple
- Focus on fundamentals
- Chase perfection
- Run to win
Vince Lombardi's uncanny ability to motivate others, along with his insatiable drive for victory, made him the standard against which leaders in very field are measured. The Lombardi Rules provides an insider's look at Lombardi's extraordinary methods, and shows you how to adapt and adopt those methods for leadership success in your own career.
About the Author
Vince Lombardi Jr. is a writer, attorney, and popular professional speaker. He has served in the Minnesota legislature and held executive positions in professional football.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful.
Great book for employees, employers, players and coaches.
By Hanie E. Cole III
The Lombardi Rules provides an insiders look at Lombardi's extroidinary methods and shows you how to adapt and adopt those methods for leadership success in your own career.
Pages 53 paperback
Exerpt Favorite chapter Page 1-2
"The Lombardi code is founded on the belief that you can only become a leader after developing your character-that is, after building integrity, honesty, and commitment. The way to develop these attributes is through self-knowledge. You can't improve what you don't understand.....The first steps on the road to self-knowledge involve asking ourselves the tough questions."
The employee handbook for enhancing corporate performace.
Table of contents
1. Ask yourself tough questions.
2. Look the straight truth on.
3. Play to your strengths.
4. Write your character.
5. Think big picture.
6. Be Completely committed.
7. Work harder than everybody.
8. Be prepared to sacrifice.
9. Be mentally tough.
10. Balance humility and pride.
11. Lead with Integrity.
12. Build team spirit.
13. Explain the whys.
14. Strike the balance.
15. Build confidence.
16. Use your mission.
17. Know your stuff.
18. Demand autonomy.
19. Respect legitimate authority.
20. Act, Don't React.
21. Keep it simple.
22. Chase perfection.
23. Tailor your motives.
24. Motivate by degrees.
25. Focus on fundamentals.
26. Run to win.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Short but powerful book with a lot of useful information!
By Blaine Greenfield
C. THE LOMBARDI RULES by Vince Lombardi Jr. is a
short but powerful book that has a lot of information in it that can be used by coaches, business executives and just about anybody else looking to succeed in today's world.
The author, whose father led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles in seven years, compiled several of Lombardi's most famous quotes; for example:
I would say that the quality of each man's life is the full measure of that man's personal commitment to excellence and to victory--whether it be football, whether it be business, whether it be politics or government.
He then transformed the quote into a rule, such as: Be Completely Committed . . . and after a brief discussion of what it meant, Lombardi Jr. showed various techniques to implement the rule in any organization.
In the case of how to up the "commitment quotient," he suggested:
Start with yourself: Inspire those around you with your own level of commitment. When leaders go the extra mile, their troops will follow.
Talent only gets you so far: A person with 100 percent ability and 50 percent commitment can throw a wrench into the whole system through inattention, inconsistency and laziness.
Weed out the uncommitted: The organization that wins is populated by winners. Weed out the uncommitted and get the last 10 percent out of everyone.
A cute cartoon that accompanied each chapter also added to my enjoyment of THE LOMBARDI RULES.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great Book, Quick Read
Good book, had some interesting stories about Lombardi's early life. Quick read and contains some great messages.