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Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence by Steve Jamison, John Wooden

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PART III12 LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP LESSON #1: GOOD VALUES ATTRACT GOOD PEOPLE

Treat all people with dignity and respect.

What I Learned

BY KAREEM ABDUL-JABBARUCLA VARSITY, 1967–69;THREE NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

John Wooden built his basketball program a certain way—athletically, ethically, morally—because he believed it would attract a certain type of person, the kind of individual he wanted on the team. He was right.

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I chose UCLA and Coach Wooden in large part because of those values. It was like that movie, Field of Dreams: “Build ...

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