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The Resource The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams, Sam Walker

The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams, Sam Walker

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The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams
Title
The captain class
Title remainder
the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams
Statement of responsibility
Sam Walker
Title variation
captain class
Title variation remainder
the hidden force that creates the worlds greatest teams
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Language
eng
Summary
"Walker starts with one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams ever--particularly those that sustained success over a long period of time. He devised a formula to compare the achievements of teams from leagues all over the world, and after painstakingly profiling thousands of them, produced a comprehensive, unbiased list of the 16 best. Period. At that point, Walker became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these teams have in common? A genius coach? A transcendent superstar? A groundbreaking system? Or was it all a matter of chemistry? A surprising pattern emerged: There was a very specific kind of leader at the center of these teams, a force that drove them to greatness, and they all shared eight specific characteristics. Who they are, who they are not, and the traits they shared will fascinate anyone who follows sports or is interested in building a team -- and winning. Told through riveting stories of some of the most compelling and pressure-soaked moments in sports history, Walker not only brings these uncommon leaders to life, he presents a counterintuitive view of leadership--one that can apply to a wide spectrum of competitive disciplines, particularly business"--
Summary
A former Wall Street Journal global sports editor reveals the essential contributions of unconventional players behind the world's highest-performing sports teams, explaining how their unofficial leadership examples and counterintuitive strategies helped enable remarkable, long-term successes
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10561834
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DLC
Dewey number
796.07/7
Index
index present
LC call number
GV711
LC item number
.W28 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
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the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams
Label
The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams, Sam Walker
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Greatness and its origins: the birth of a freak team -- Alpha lions: identifying the world's greatest teams -- Captain theory: the importance of "glue guys" -- Talent, money, and culture: alternative explanations -- Do coaches matter?: the Vince Lombardi effect -- Part II. The captains: the seven methods of elite leaders -- They just keep coming: doggedness and its ancillary benefits -- Intelligent fouls: playing to the edge of the rules -- Carrying water: the hidden art of leading from the back -- Boxing ears and wiping noses: practical communication -- Calculated acts: the power of nonverbal displays -- Uncomfortable truths: the courage to stand apart -- The kill switch: regulating emotion -- Part III. The opposite direction: leadership mistakes and misperceptions -- False idols: flawed captains and why we love them -- The captaincy in winter: leadership's decline, and how to revive it
Control code
ocn963912498
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780812997194
Lccn
2016054597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963912498
  • (Sirsi) a1981991
Label
The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams, Sam Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Greatness and its origins: the birth of a freak team -- Alpha lions: identifying the world's greatest teams -- Captain theory: the importance of "glue guys" -- Talent, money, and culture: alternative explanations -- Do coaches matter?: the Vince Lombardi effect -- Part II. The captains: the seven methods of elite leaders -- They just keep coming: doggedness and its ancillary benefits -- Intelligent fouls: playing to the edge of the rules -- Carrying water: the hidden art of leading from the back -- Boxing ears and wiping noses: practical communication -- Calculated acts: the power of nonverbal displays -- Uncomfortable truths: the courage to stand apart -- The kill switch: regulating emotion -- Part III. The opposite direction: leadership mistakes and misperceptions -- False idols: flawed captains and why we love them -- The captaincy in winter: leadership's decline, and how to revive it
Control code
ocn963912498
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780812997194
Lccn
2016054597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963912498
  • (Sirsi) a1981991

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