Leadership for Greatness: Lessons from John Wooden – Lynn Guerin

By Jay Izso

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. We really would like to ask you to thank our sponsors.  Their financial support of A New Direction is so critical to helping us provide quality guests, books, and great sounding show. EPIC Physical Therapy, they not only have the latest technology, they are certified and trained to have the latest therapeutic techniques.  Regardless if you just need to move a little better, are recovering from an injury or surgery, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete.  EPIC PT will provide you with a customized treatment specifically designed for you.  Are you ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results?  Then head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors they literally are a locally owned independent real estate company,  that serves the world.   How can a small company serve the world?  They have created relationships with the best real estate experts in the world to help you regardless of where you live get the best person possible.  And because they are independent of any national brand they have relationships with other professionals from all the companies, not just the ones that are part of a national branded network.  For 35 years they continue to build relationships because that is how Linda started the business and continues to do so today.  Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com Hey…do me a favor and please tell your friends to subscribe on their favorite podcast platform and give us a 5 star rating we are so grateful when you do!

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