What It Takes to Be #1 : Vince Lombardi on Leadership

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Legendary leadership lessons from the greatest football coach of all time

Leadership continues to be one of the most trained-for skills in business today. And no figure so fully embodies the leadership qualities managers hope to cultivate in their professional and personal lives than Vince Lombardi, the greatest NFL coach of all time.

In What It Takes to Be #1, author Vince Lombardi Jr.--America's most sought-after motivational speaker-- examines the leadership qualities that his father considered essential to success. He explores the leadership philosophy of Vince Lombardi, extracts powerful lessons about what it takes to bean effective leader, and shows how to apply those qualities to one's own life and career.

For all business leaders, or those who aspire to leadership, What It Takes to Be #1 is a blueprint for achieving Lombardi-like success in virtually any endeavor.

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The First Step-by-Step Guide on How Anyone Can Develop Lombardi-Like Leadership Skills --Now In Paperback!

Legendary coach Vince Lombardi--loved by some, feared by others, but respected by all--was first and foremost a winner. His unparalleled ability to inspire greatness, and mold disparate groups of individuals into dominating championship teams, made Lombardi an icon both on and off the playing field. In What It Takes to Be #1, the one person who could truly understand Vince Lombardi's unrelenting passion for winning--his son, acclaimed writer and professional speaker Vince Lombardi Jr.--explores the fundamental leadership qualities that Vince Lombardi considered essential to success, then shows how anyone can skillfully apply those qualities to achieve breakthrough success in virtually any endeavor.

Praise for What It Takes to Be #1:

"[Vince Lombardi Jr.] distills the substance of the famous coach's utterances and his living example into lessons that anyone can use to become a better leader and better person. . . . [What It Takes To Be #1] may inspire you to start a process of self-discovery that could enrich your life and make you more effective at whatever you do."

--Fort Worth Morning Star

"Interpreting his father's advice for businesspeople, Lombardi hangs this book on the framework of the famous coach's much repeated speech on leadership. . . . the basic "winning model" says to know yourself, build your character, earn your stripes, think big picture, and understand that leaders are made, not born."

--The Business Reader

About the Author:

Vince Lombardi Jr. is a writer, attorney, and motivational speaker. A former member of the Minnesota state legislature, Lombardi has held a number of executive positions in professional football. He is also the author of The Essential Vince Lombardi.

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