How Good Do You Want to Be?
A Champion's Tips on How to Lead and Succeed at Work and in Life
Publication Date: January 22, 2007
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Excellence doesn't happen overnight. It comes from hard work, consistency, the drive to be the best, and a passion for what you do. Few understand this better than Nick Saban, the hottest college football coach in the game. Now, in""How Good Do You Want to Be?, Saban shares his winning philosophy for creating and inspiring success.
In more than three decades as a player and coach, Saban has learned much about life and leadership, both on the field and off. Working alongside some of the game's legends, including Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick and coaching legend Jerry Glanville, he saw firsthand how great leaders encourage greatness in others. In this candid, insightful guide, he shares such acquired wisdom as
- Organization, Organization, Organization
Create an environment where everybody knows his or her responsibilities-and each is responsible to the entire group.
- Motivate to Dominate
Understand the psychology of teams and individuals, and use that knowledge to breed success.
- No Other Way than Right
Practice ethics and values-and demand the same from your team.
- Look in the Mirror
Maintain an understanding of who you are by knowing your strengths "and" your weaknesses.
How Good Do You Want to Be? is more than the story of how Nick Saban motivates his staff and players to excel-it is also the memoir of one of America's most successful coaches. Filled with instructive anecdotes and illuminated by never-before-told stories of his life and career, this is a book that challenges and inspires us all to be our best.
"From the Hardcover edition.
Brian completed a five-year project of writing, illustrating, and designing an introductory perceptual drawing text, "Drawing from Observation", which McGraw-Hill published in 2002. This book contains over two hundred drawings from Miami students. Brian spent 2001 in his studio preparing for a solo exhibition of his narrative paintings, charcoal drawings, and digitally manipulated images installed at the Lowe Art Museum. In February of 2002 Brian presented a paper at the 90th Annual College Art Association conference in Philadelphia. His paper, titled "Preserving the Post-Medieval Mindset" was part of a session on Perceptual Drawing in Higher Education.
In the spring of 1999 Brian was awarded the Dean's Excellence in Teaching award and was also a finalist for the Excellence in Teaching Award for the University of Miami for both 1999 and 2000.
Brian is the head of Miami's drawing program and works with students in painting and printmaking programs.
Saban has been the football coach at LSU since 1999.
Bill Belichick has been the head coach of the New England Patriots since 2000. He lives in Weston, Massachusetts.