Mike Babcock is the only hockey coach in the history of the game to lead teams to victory in the Stanley Cup, the World Championship, and the Olympic Games Currently head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, he is arguably the best coach in the game today In this book, against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian men s gold medal victory in Vancouver, Babcock provides an inspiring roadmap for achieving goals and fulfilling dreams.This is not just a book about hockey but a book about life, rooted in Babcock s Leave No Doubt credo Written by Babcock and his longtime friend Rick Larsen, the credo hung on Team Canada s dressing room wall during their historic run to Olympic gold It provides a compelling framework for excelling in life Illuminated by revealing stories about overcoming doubt, owning pressure, and making a difference, Leave No Doubt is based on a firm belief in everyday commitment and a step by step approach to being better than good enough.The words originally written for Canada s Olympic gold medal hockey team leave no doubt, every day counts, our determination will define us inspire an approach to succeeding in life that is relevant to people of all interests and ambitions Athlete or not, each of us will find valuable guidance in this succinct primer from one of the most respected leaders in sports....
|Title||:||Leave No Doubt|
|Publisher||:||MQUP Auflage 1 20 M rz 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||489 Pages|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Leave No Doubt Reviews
If you are looking for some inspiring comments about you can perceive and handle things, this book does exactly this.
This is an essential book for Red Wings fans, for obvious reason. This is also an essential book for those who know themselves and seek self-improvement, which is one of the Marine Corps Leadership Principles. A great leader will read this book and use its teachings in their daily life. While reading this book, I was reading it in Mike Babcock's voice in my head and that provided extra entertainment value. This book was written after the 2010 Vancouver Team Canada Gold Medal game and came out within 2 years of that event. He touches on it quite a bit and the events leading up to it. Everything is all tied into his basic tenets of leadership. He has a very direct way of leading and its admirable. This is also a very inspirational book and really inspires you to want to change your workplace, interpersonal relationship, etc for the better. I can't recommend this enough. It's about 130 pages and a good portion of the pages are only half full with lots of spacing between short paragraphs. It should take you about 60-90 minutes to read. It's VERY quick but VERY awesome.
This is the most unique hockey book I have read. A bit of an autobiography, a glimpse inside Team Canada, tidbits about the NHL-World Juniors-Canadian College Hockey and a lot of leadership philosophy.It seemed light and repetitive as I was reading it but became succinct when finished.There is no question that Babcock is a winner. I'm still a bit unclear what makes him so great.The old Blue Line Steve would ask how hard is it really to win coaching Team Canada and the Detroit Red Wings? Crosby or Toews? Zetterberg or Datsyuk? Like Bowman before him Babcock hasn't had to coach a Panthers or Predators.Regardless this was the best of the hockey books I have read over the past several years.
This book is excellent! I am a little biased because I personally know Mike but, his comments and words to live by are extremely genuine and a reflection of who he is! Don't expect an autobiography but more of a tool for motivation and how he motivated Team Canada in segments during the Olympics and how those little motivations had a personal investment in his life.
I could relate to every aspect of the book I am a Saskatoon Holy Cross Grad, a Saskatoon Junior "b" hockey player, a retired PE teacher, I lived in the Red Deer area, I live in Michigan now, I enjoy stategic goal setting, I know the author Rick, I appreciate that success does not happen without effort, This list could go on.I plan to read the book again.The first time I read the book I read it cover to cover in one sitting. It was captivating.The writing style is unique. And the page layout helped to emphasize that. I discribe the style as being "almost point form with just enough information to capture the message".The authors did cover what the title suggested: "Leave no Doubt: A Credo for Chasing your Dreams" but the "take home message" was different for me. It was the "behind the scene aspects of achieving gold in Hockey" that carried the story for me
I am writing this review on the day of Team Canada's gold medal win at Sochi. I bought the book today and read it in one sitting. Coach Babcock's words are perhaps even more true now than in 2010. His philosophy contains basic truths of benefit to all of us. His thoughts on clarity of vision, preparation, knowing when to change gears, humility, perseverance, and learning from others apply not just to sports or business but to just about all aspects of modern life. The fact that Team Canada was successful in their title defence against fierce opposition demonstrates the plain spoken wisdom and utility of Coach Babcock's hard won insights.