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Wooden : a lifetime of observations and reflections on and off the court

Author: John Wooden; Steve Jamison
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
The former basketball coach at UCLA shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence.

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: John Wooden; John Wooden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Wooden; Steve Jamison
ISBN: 0809230410 9780809230419
OCLC Number: 36186610
Description: xxxii, 201 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: pt. I. Families, values, virtues --
My roots go deep in America --
Nothing is stronger than gentleness --
My mother's great example --
The real coaches and teachers --
Strong inside --
Life's game plan starts early --
Two sets of threes --
Pride or punishment --
The gift of a lifetime --
Living up to dad's creed --
Give it away to get it back --
Six of life's puzzlers --
Trusting others --
Politeness and courtesy --
What you are --
Nellie and I agreed to be agreeable --
Passion isn't love --
Love and marriage --
Marriage is not courtship --
When marriage weakens --
Team Wooden --
Family first --
Sports, books, and kids --
Parents, children, and goals --
Mentors --
You are more influential than you think --
Commend, don't criticize --
Parenting and coaching --
My favorite four-letter words : "kids" and "love" --
Character --
The fundamental goal --
Perfection --
Priorities --
Learn forever, die tomorrow --
Faults are fine --
Timeless traits --
Giving and receiving --
Are you looking for the right things? --
Apples --
Bringing out the best in people --
Indiana and basketball --
Five more puzzlers --
The family has changed --
The greatest joy --
Peer pressure --
Accepting our responsibility --
A lesson on emotion and language --
A reminder : be true to yourself --
Make fate your friend --
Five more puzzlers --
Young folks, old folks --
Six ways to bring out the best in people --
Losing Nellie : peace of mind. pt. II. Success, achievement, competition --
Mr. Webster's definition of success --
Joshua Wooden's definition of success --
Preparation is the prize --
A successful journey is the destination --
Failures and mistakes --
Blaming others --
The desire to win --
The infection of success --
Underdogs --
The opinion of others --
Pressure --
Hindsight --
The realistic optimist --
Details create success --
Hopes and dreams --
Paying the price --
The worthy opponent --
Follow your bliss? --
Comparisons --
A worthwhile goal --
Tall versus "tall" --
The main ingredient of stardom --
Peace of mind --
Circle what you are --
The biggest change of all --
Personal glory is secondary --
Individual honors --
Quick to judge --
Overachievers --
Eight suggestions for succeeding --
Beating yourself --
Winners make the most mistakes --
Cashing in on fame --
Characteristics of a team player --
All-time best starting five --
Why teams fail --
Orange peels, pride, and productivity --
Kareem's selflessness --
Miracles --
Nine promises that can bring happiness --
Losing and winning --
Sage advice --
Fame --
On talent --
Unhappiness today --
Make the most of what you've got --
Is my Ford better than your Cadillac? --
Recognizing a champion --
Corporate competitors --
Being too competitive --
Is winning the only thing? --
Ego and arrogance --
Work creates luck --
B.O. Barn's unexpected reward --
Character versus "character" --
Right from wrong --
Tricks of the trade --
Act quickly (but don't hurry) --
Your own standard of success --
Perceptions of success --
Zero national championships --
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be --
Big-money players and coaches --
Adversity makes you stronger --
Character creates longevity --
Kareem learns from adversity --
Persistence is stronger than failure --
Always be progressing --
The India rubber man --
Balance in basketball (and life) --
The importance of basketball --
The Olympics : good and not so good --
The final score --
The glory is in getting there. pt. III. Coaching, teaching, leading --
A sacred trust --
Philosophers and prison guards --
Who can lead? --
"But, coach Wooden, times have changed!" --
"Why did Wooden win?" --
A leader's difficult task --
Respect --
A leader is fair --
Walk the walk --
Pride as a motivator --
Dictator leaders --
Leaders listen --
Another golden rule --
Leadership and punishment --
Public embarrassment --
The worst punishment of all --
False expectations --
Scouting --
Psychological warfare --
Leadership is more than facts --
Wilt teaches me a lesson --
Emotionalism --
Hatred --
When to be dejected --
Jubilation --
Spiking, dunking, taunting, flaunting --
A coach's best friend --
Sports as teacher --
Being prepared --
The guaranteed dividend --
Tex Schramm's point --
Owners and profits --
Bringing out your best (whatever it is) --
The gym is a classroom --
Love of the routine --
The crowd loves blood --
Flash versus class --
Role models : good and bad --
Spirit versus temperament --
The value in feeling valued --
Swen Nater understood his role --
110 percent isn't the goal --
Slow and steady gets you ready --
Tough toes bring hidden rewards --
The laws of learning --
Players : politics and religion --
A leader can be led --
Criticism and praise --
Historic loss? --
Basketball in the year 2000 --
Dealing with big-headedness --
A coach's highest compliment --
Keep priorities straight --
Walton's whiskers --
Why did players listen to my old-fashioned message? --
A key to learning --
Negotiating and giving speeches --
On race --
Learning from Kareem --
Athletes as heroes --
Be careful who you follow --
Seven national championships in a row --
The pressure to set records --
Reacting to the championships --
Knowing when to leave. pt. IV. Putting it all together : my pyramid of success --
The genesis --
Are you a failure if you do your best? --
Did you really win if you gave a second-rate effort? --
Recalling dad's words --
Creating my definition of success --
You are different ; I am different --
The hard part is still ahead --
Ten national championships --
Finding the answers : the pyramid --
Building the pyramid took years --
Building a solid foundation for success --
The first cornerstone : industriousness --
The other cornerstone : enthusiasm --
Between the cornerstones : the foundation --
Building on the solid foundation : self-control, alertness, initiative, and intentness --
Three more strong blocks : condition, skill, and team spirit --
Nearing the peak : poise and confidence --
Competitive greatness --
The mortar : patience and faith --
The apex : success --
The pyramid and the players --
Mr. Shidler's question --
My favorite maxims.
Responsibility: John Wooden with Steve Jamison.
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