Friday, July 12, 2019

Check Out Our Classics

Visit our Classic Section to see some of our great books written by Dan Spainhour. Each book has the quality of being a timeless resource for leaders, coaches and educators at every level. Visit The Leadership Publishing Team for more information.

Coach Yourself: A Motivational Guide For Coaches And Leaders

About This Book
Coach Yourself is a unique book, compiled exclusively for coaches to provide you with physical, mental and spiritual motivation throughout the season. In his follow-up to A Season In Words, veteran coach Dan Spainhour arms you with quotes and motivational ideas to help you achieve peace of mind throughout the season from how to stay motivated to handling critics.


Friday, July 5, 2019

A Tale From Dan Spainhour's Latest Book--Leading Narratives

A very strong woodcutter asked for a job as a lumberjack and he got it.The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought back 18 trees.“

Congratulations,” his boss said. “Keep up the good work!” Motivated by his boss’s words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but could only bring 10 trees.

Day after day he was bringing less and less trees. “I must be losing my strength,” he thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the boss asked. “Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees.”

We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don’t take the time to sharpen the “axe”, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.

About The Book

There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place. --J.K. Rowling

Leading Narratives is Dan Spainhour’s collections of stories and parables that he has used during his 34 years as an athletic professional. Each story ends with a moral and lesson for leaders to impart to the people they are following.

Cover Price $24.95

Friday, June 28, 2019

In The July 2019 Issue Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

Here is some of what your colleagues will be reading about in the July 2019 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:

Is anything we thought about leadership true?
Leadership lessons from Napoleon
Ways to make decisions with confidence
Don Shula’s approach to coaching
The discipline of getting things done
Leadership profile of Andrew Marotta
Big words from Big House
Change the way you look at things
5 different types of the imposter syndrome
Dream killing personalities
Manage stuff—lead people
How old is too old?

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Kevin Duffie, Canadian Basketball
Hayley Veitch, Tulane Bowling
Dr. Ron Siers, Success Hotline Founder
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Friday, June 21, 2019

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Friday, June 7, 2019

How To Run A Basketball Camp

It's camp season and if you are looking for a terrific resource for running your own basketball camp, look no further than Dan Spainhour's How To Run A Basketball Camp.

Includes forms, handouts, fundamentals, schedules--everything you need to conduct a winning camp. The purpose of this manual is to provide you with a guide for conducting your own camp. If you are currently running a camp this guide can give you some ideas that may help you improve upon it. If you are considering starting a camp then this guide will take you step-by-step through the process. It is designed to show you how we started and how we conduct East Coast Basketball Camps. You will find everything you need to run a successful camp year after year.

What Others Say About The Book

I ran across your book online as I was putting together my basketball camp. Your book has been AMAZING. I cant say it enough how much it has helped. Thanks for writing !
--Greg E. Hill 

I just want to thank you for publishing "How to Run a Basketball Camp" it has been very helpful to me. I am running the 1st annual Miami's Elite Basketball Camp in Miami, Fl. Your book has guided me into the right path. I love the game of basketball and also helping children on the community, and this is a great way for me to give back and help kids develop their skills. I was worried that I would fail but after reading your book I already have succeeded in getting everything set up from my dates, location and the biggest help was getting my sponsor letter. Again I would like to thank you!!
--Eddie Pena, Miami's Elite Basketball Camp

Product Details
Pages: 140 pages
ISBN: 978-0615143293
Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches

Friday, May 24, 2019

Coming In The June 2019 Issue Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

Here is some of what your colleagues will be reading about in the June 2019 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:
  • Leadership lessons from Freddie Mercury
  • Leadership lessons from Animal Farm
  • How to remember what you read
  • Generation Z facts
  • Adam Silver on the mental state of today’s NBA player
  • Leadership profile of Freddy Johnson, North Carolina's winningest high school basketball coach
  • John Calipari—don’t let anyone tell you your dreams are unrealistic
  • We shouldn't always feel comfortable
  • George Raveling's growth mindsets
  • Throw sunlight—not shade
  • Stop touting the crazy hours you work
  • How to handle a losing streak
  • And more!
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