Bear Bryant On Leadership: Life Lessons from a Six-Time National Championship Coach

Bear Bryant On Leadership: Life Lessons from a Six-Time National Championship Coach

by Pat Williams, Tommy Ford


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Paul "Bear" Bryant, the legendary Head Football Coach at the University of Alabama from 1958-1982 continues to inspire athletes and fans. Books have been written about Bryant for the last 30 years examining this coaching legend, but never has he been examined under the microscope of leadership.

Leadership expert Pat Williams has teamed up with University of Alabama athletics executive Tommy Ford to bring to light what made Coach Bryant so successful and how you can incorporate his leadership principles into your own life.

Williams and Ford have interviewed over 200 former players, coaches and members of the media that knew Bryant well. The book uncovers never before revealed leadership insights from Bryant's leadership and coaching genius. This 200 page book is packed with riveting stories and illustrations that will appeal to leaders at all levels of society.

Football fans will love it and individuals with any leadership role will benefit immeasurably.

Vlasceanu discusses the inherent contradiction between academia on the one hand, and expectations and regulations of the market on the other. Analyses demographic and other statistical characteristics of today's higher education. Examines the financial basis of universities in various countries, and describes current governance models. Finally the author sets up a new typology of universities.

It scrutinizes the encounters between the economic actors of the "East" and the "West", the number and scope of which have dramatically increased during the past two decades. Chapters in the volume reveal how indigenous actors, that is, workers, entrepreneurs, government officials, economists, think tank analysts etc. in Central and Eastern Europe, select (accept, adjust and mix) certain cultural packages while rejecting others. Although cultural exchanges are rarely symmetric, there is little to prove that "strong Western" culture devours (civilizes) the "weak Eastern" one, or "clashes of civilizations" drive capitalist transformations in the region.

Chapters provide case studies developed in different country specific contexts as well as comparative studies in three main thematic areas: entrepreneurship, governance of economic change, and economic knowledge and thus examine a variety of producers and mediators of economic culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599322100
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,148,486
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pat Williams, one of the country's top motivational and inspirational speakers, is Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic and has more than 39 years of professional sports experience. Before joining the Central Florida pro basketball effort in 1986, Williams spent 12 seasons as General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, taking them from a 34-48 record in 1974-75 to a World Championship title in 1983. Pat has written 19 books, including his version of the birth of the Orlando Magic, entitled Making Magic, and his autobiography, Ahead of the Game and A Lifetime of Success.

Pat Williams with Tommy Ford

PAT WILLIAMS  - Few people know leadership better than Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams. A sports executive for over 40 years, Williams has led more teams than most of his  contemporaries combined. The former General Manager of the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls, Williams is the prolific author of over 10 books on leadership, most recently Lincoln Speaks to Leaders. Williams is a highly-acclaimed professional speaker, having keynoted for dozens of Fortune 500 organizations and has appeared on hundreds of news programs including The Today Show. Williams and his wife Ruth reside in Orlando and are parents to 19 children (15 adopted from third world countries).

TOMMY FORD  - Few people know the University of Alabama and the coaches and former players better than Tommy Ford. Ford knows his Alabama football, having served as sports editor of the Crimson White while in school at Alabama. In his professional career, Ford has served the Athletic Department as Ticket Manager, Director of TIDE PRIDE, and currently as Director of Donor Programs. Ford is the author of Alabama’s Family Tides, a book about families of Alabama football, the Alabama All-Access Football Vault, and the Alabama-Auburn Rivalry Football Vault.

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