Leading with the Heart

Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
Narrated by: Richard Davidson
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (146 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mike Krzyzewski's eight trips to the Final Four and two national championships with Duke University make him one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. With Donald T. Phillips, the best-selling author of Lincoln on Leadership, Krzyzewski explains the techniques that have made his program so successful and offers advice on using those same strategies to excel in both your business and personal lives.

Coach K's blueprint for success begins in the preseason by building the right team and allowing dynamic leaders to step forward. In the regular season, he stresses teamwork and finds ways to turn negative situations into something positive. His teams' postseason victories come from allowing time to refresh and renew their commitment as well as from focusing on the task at hand.

With personal examples from his life and coaching career, Krzyzewski offers unbeatable tools for success. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's conversational style perfectly matches Coach K's relaxed tone.

©2000 Mike Krzyzewski; Foreword ©2000 Grant Hill (P)2001 Recorded Books

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Coach K fan

I've always been a Coach K fan but now that I know more of his story, I'm an even bigger fan. 💙Loved how he blended his heart for the game of basketball and coaching with the game of life.

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I really enjoyed listening to this book on Coach K's success as the Duke basketball coach. It was at once humorous and poignant, but a most interesting story.

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leader

I really enjoyed this book. I learned how to be a leader. you won't regret it if you buy it.

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Great lessons by Coach K

This book provides great lessons that can be used at any level of sports or business

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Wasn’t a huge fan of Coach K til now

Wow! This was a great book from the beginning to the end. Learned a lot about Coach K and developed a huge respect and appreciation for his story and approach to coaching and life. I highly recommend this book. My only criticism of the audio read is it would have been better if Coach K himself had read the book. Would have that much better to hear expressed directly from the man himself.

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Amazing

I'm not a sports fan at all, however this was a very inspiring audiobook on leadership and basketball.

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Buy and now and listen!!!

A must read/listen for any coach, player, or fan of the game of basketball.

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Awesome!!

Phenomenal book! Get it!!
Listened / Read to countless books on leadership. One of the finest !

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Original and simple, this is fine work

If you want to read a good book on leadership by experiences, this book is for you

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What disappointed you about Leading with the Heart?

Not sure who the audience is. The book is about how he runs practices and remembering some of the players he used to coach. Then he explains simple things like how players "foul out".

Would you ever listen to anything by Mike Krzyzewski and Donald T. Phillips again?

No. This is pretty much a complete waste of time.

What didn’t you like about Richard Davidson’s performance?

I guess it wasn't his fault the book was terrible

What character would you cut from Leading with the Heart?

Coach K

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I really respect Coach K and was looking forward to a John Wooden type of book that transcends the court. This book didn't. His thoughts on topics that help in the business world were really basic ("When you point at someone, three fingers are pointing back"). I made it almost half way through this book without a single nugget. What makes it worse is that he reflects on previous players, building them up as examples of what works with his program. One is Quinn Snyder who coached the University of Missouri when I attended the school. The program has still not rebounded from his lack of oversight, inability to provide discipline and program ethical issues... not to mention his own struggles that put his character into question. Coach K mentioned him over a half dozen times in the first half of this book... loses credibility.

I still respect him and perhaps my expectations were too high when I was hoping it was like a John Wooden book. Just nothing of value. Lots of words and reflections on Duke basketball. If you love Duke basketball you will probably love this book. If you don't, I would recommend re-reading a Wooden book.