When Bill Walsh began coaching the San Francisco 49ers in 1978, he was a young man determined to change the image and reputation of football. One year later, he led the team to Super Bowl XVI. Walsh’s innovative style of play is the result of his many years as a football coach at Stanford University and head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. His strategies and strategies help tell readers how to create win-the-game situations in their lives.
Sometimes the score takes care of itself. Even when you have an organization brimming with talent, victory is not always under your control. There is no guarantee, no ultimate formula for success. It all comes down to intelligently and relentlessly seeking solutions that will increase your chance of prevailing. When you do that, the score will take care of itself.
In his first book for a general audience, Bill Walsh shares his philosophy and methods for building a winning culture in business. He shows you how to turn your team from the inside out, with ideas that have stood the test of time and dealt with some of the most famous and successful teams in sports history: the San Francisco 49ers; coach Bill Walsh; and their fierce competitors, the New York Giants.” (Bill Walsh).
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“Even when you have an organization brimming with talent, victory is not always under your control. There is no guarantee, no ultimate formula for success. It all comes down to intelligently and relentlessly seeking solutions that will increase your chance of prevailing. When you do that, the score will take care of itself.” (Bill Walsh)
Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty that won three Super Bowls. In the process, he changed the way football is played-pushing it into the twenty-first century.
Walsh is famous for his strategic brilliance and innovations, such as the West Coast Offense. Still, his enlightened leadership philosophy was just as crucial, if not more so, to the unprecedented success of his teams. And that leadership philosophy is just as powerful and productive in business or any other endeavor as it was for him on the football field.
Before his death, Walsh granted exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. They became his ultimate lecture on leadership-illustrated by dramatic and apt anecdotes from throughout Walsh’s career. A small sample of what you’ll learn from one of America’s greatest coaches:
- Believe in People: Push them hard to be their very best. No one will ever come back later and thank you for expecting too little of them.
- Professionalism Matters: No showboating allowed after touchdowns, no taunting of opponents, no demonstration to attract attention to oneself: “Champions act like champions before they’re champions.”
- Keep a Short Enemies List: One enemy can do more damage than the good done by a hundred friends.
- Protect Your Blind Side: Prompt yourself to aggressively analyze not only your organization’s strengths, but also its unseen vulnerabilities.
- Sometimes You Can’t Have he Last Word. A leader cannot escape harsh criticism. Ignore the undeserving; learn from the deserving. Lick your wounds and move on. Your bruised ego will get over it.
Additional insights and perspective are provided by his son Craig Walsh, legendary quarterback Joe Montana, and other important figures who knew Bill well.
Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a Fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with twelve employees. His final words of wisdom will inspire and enlighten readers in all walks of life.