Friday, July 27, 2018

Just Released! Leading Narratives: The perfect collection of stories, jokes and wits of wisdom for leaders

Those who tell the stories rule the world.--Hopi American Indian proverb

About the book

​Leading Narratives is the latest book from Dan Spainhour. The book contains his collection 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 leading.

From the author

​​A huge part of my coaching foundation was formed when as a very young coach, I got the opportunity to work the Duke Basketball Camp. My first year was the summer following Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s third season at Duke which saw his team finish 11-17—his second consecutive losing season. At that time there were lots of rumblings about how long it was going to be before he was fired. I’m sure Coach felt pressure but he never showed it. On the last night of camp we always had a pizza party with Coach K. We sat around talking hoops, discussed coaching philosophy and there was always the occasional BS story thrown in. I distinctly remember Coach K saying that coaching is as much about choosing words as it is about coaching strategies. He said you must know your team and you must tell vivid stories—stories that not only make people think but make them feel the way you want them to feel. Little did I know that I was receiving advice from an hall-of-fame coach who would go on to become a legend and the winningest college basketball coach ever.

​I don’t think it is a coincidence that the greatest leaders teach with stories. I think everyone needs a good story to tell and thanks to Coach K, I became very interested in learning what parables or interesting stories I could use to teach lessons to my team. Here are some I have collected from 34 years in the business.  I will admit that some stories may be a little edgy and may not be considered “politically correct” by some but I chose to include all that I had in my collection. I hope no one is offended and that you enjoy them!

—Dan Spainhour, Winston Salem, NC, 2018

6 x 9; 124 pages


Friday, July 20, 2018

Coming In The August 2018 Issues Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

How The San Francisco 49ers used Jackie Moon to help rebuild its culture 
Here is some of what you will find in the August 2018 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:
  • Using Jackie Moon to help build culture
  • 12 lies leaders tell themselves
  • Leaders must avoid the Ahab syndrome
  • Disney’s world
  • Team leadership
  • Always compete
  • Their thoughts—Mike Fox UNC baseball
  • Ten traits of championship programs
  • Team obstacles
  • 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success
  • Leadership tips from the book The Front-Line Leader
  • What leadership and music have in common
  • And more!
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  • Strategies to motivate your team and staff.
  • Quotes, anecdotes and trends to use in your team meetings and practices.
  • Ideas and philosophies from prominent leaders to help your team rise to any challenge.
  • Tactics to get the most out of your team and an edge on your competition.
  • Ideas and techniques that help you and your staff communicate more effectively with your team.
“There is so much information out there and it can be so time consuming trying to find it. Coaches don’t have time to read blogs, and other material that can provide some really great information. Our journal allows them to get the information they need without having to waste time searching for it. I believe the top people in any profession never stop learning and that is the main objective of this journal, provide coaches and leaders the means to learn without having to waste their valuable time.”—Dan Spainhour, Editor of The Coaching and Leadership Journal    

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Single Issues Of Past Editions Of The Coaching & Leadership Journal Are Now Available

Issues are available for both subscribers and non-subscribers.
The Leadership Publishing Team announced that past issues of the highly acclaimed Coaching and Leadership Journal are now available for purchase. Whether you are a current subscriber, a past subscriber or you have never subscribed before, you can add an issue to your library. 

The Journal's first issue was made available for sale in 2013.The Journal's subscriber list includes coaches from every college sport as well as numerous athletic administrators on both the collegiate and high school level. This past year the Journal had a renewal rate of 72 percent.

The mission statement of the monthly journal is to provide content that meets that need of athletic professionals. Each month, Leadership Publishing Team founder, Dan Spainhour reads and scours the internet and print publications for the most relevant information that can make people better leaders. He then cuts it down to size saving you valuable time but still providing you with important information you can use. There is so much information out there and it can be so time consuming trying to find it. Like a monthly debriefing, the journal allows you to get valuable information without having to waste time searching for it. You'll refer to it again and again. It is not just a journal but a valuable resource delivered to you each month.

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