You Play to Win the Game: Leadership Lessons for Success On and Off the Field

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9780071462204: You Play to Win the Game: Leadership Lessons for Success On and Off the Field

Compelling leadership lessons from a top NFL coach that can propel you to greater business and personal success

Herman Edwards, head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets, has a phenomenal record of achievement in his profession. In You Play to Win the Game, Edwards reveals how the life lessons that led to his success can help others to maximize their potential. The result is a compelling guide to achievement in any field, whether you are starting from scratch or simply wondering how to take the next step.

“Mr. Edwards offers many illustrations that should resonate with managers.” --New York Times

“The former Eagles cornerback . . . and current Jets coach shares winning secrets.” --Sports Illustrated

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Powerful leadership lessons from one of the NFL's top coaches

In You Play to Win the Game, Herman Edwards, head coach of the NFL's New York Jets, reveals the insights and ideas that led to his breakthrough success, and shows how anyone can follow them to maximize their potential and fulfill their own destiny. This incredible book gives you:

  • A step-by-step template to identify and pursue your goals, adjust them as necessary, and find the edge to "seal the deal"
  • Motivational tips to get the most from yourself and others
  • A fascinating insider's look at the NFL, taken from Herman Edwards's years on the field and behind the bench

"You Play to Win the Game epitomizes what Herm has done so well and with great professionalism throughout his career."--Carl D. Peterson, President/General Manager/CEO, Kansas City Chiefs

"Five things come to mind when I think of Herman Edwards: first is leadership, second is vision, third is conviction, fourth is a passionate pursuit of personal excellence, and fifth is that he's rarely, if ever, satisfied with things as they are. And there's a sixth that flows out of the fifth: He is a change agent."--NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue

About the Author:

Herman Edwards is the head coach of the New York Jets. In 2002 he became the first NFL coach since the 1970 merger to rally his team to the division title after a 2-5 start, and in 2004, he earned his third playoff appearance in four seasons with the Jets.

Shelley Smith is an award-winning ESPN journalist and was a writer and reporter for Sport Illustrated for eight years.

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