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Lessons on leadership and team building from Ohio State's head football coach, drawing heavily on the 2014 season and his team's remarkable run to the championship in the face of adversity.

Since he took over at Bowling Green 14 years ago, Urban Frank Meyer III has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of college football. With three national championships and a record of 142-26, he has achieved remarkable results with many teams. But it is Meyer's recent work at The Ohio State University that has elevated him into the realm of such iconic coaching names as Paul (Bear) Bryant, Knute Rockne, and OSU's own Woody Hayes.

Never was that work more successful than in the 2014 season, which ended with Meyer's Buckeyes capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon. That the triumph came with a third-string quarterback at the helm - and after OSU had suffered a brutal early season loss and endured the tragic loss of a teammate - only made the achievement that much more extraordinary.

How did Ohio State, a school many thought did not even deserve to be in the playoffs, end up at the summit of college football? In Above the Line, Urban Meyer answers this question and many more. Pulling back the curtain on the high-profile, high-pressure world he operates in, he offers listeners a groundbreaking game plan for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them - the very game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes' historic 2014 season.

A student of psychology long before he became a coach, Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships and explains how to build it, step by step - whether in a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

©2015 Urban Meyer (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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Great for any coach at any level

The concepts are common denominators no matter the sport or level. It's an excellent combination of philosophies and specific stories/anecdotes that further explain why Coach Meyer has been successful everywhere he's been. I took away specific, useful ideas to apply to the teams I coach.

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It was very powerful and straight to the point . Wish urban would have given a conclusion or even an introduction. To the book

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Must a read for anyone serious about leading!

An excellent lead for a true leader! Coach Meyer lays the foundation for influencing and changing lives.

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Excellent

this is definitely my favorite leadership Business book of all time, and I'm not even a Buckeye fan!

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Great book!

I love the combo of sport Psychology with coaching. This was a powerful book! Highly recommend.

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Great Read

This book is a must for any leader who is building, or leading a high performance culture. The concepts are immediately applicable to any culture.

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I just became an Urban Meyer fan!

The leadership concepts were great! The stories were fun to listen to. The results were nothing short of amazing!!!

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One of the best Coaching books I’ve ever read

So many things that have happened in my coaching experience are in this book and he does a great job of letting you understand how he did it. 5/5 all day!

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Amazing book on leadership!

Effective and essential tools for any leader. Requires one to practice skills of self-reflection and self-awareness. Brilliant!

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Exceeded Expectations!

Authentic, Real Life Leadership. Great applicable content w/ some exciting stories from the locker room & grid iron.