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Beyond success : the 15 secrets to effective leadership and life based on legendary coach John Wooden's pyramid of success
Biro, Brian D.
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First Perigee edition.
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New York : Berkley, 2001.

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xviii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"A Perigee book."

Includes index.
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Building upon the fundamental principles devised by Coach John Wooden, Brian D. Biro presents an accessible system for leadership development. With anecdotes, excercises, and Wooden's philosophy, the author captures the essence of Wooden's Pyramid of Success and the secrets behind each of the pyramid's building blocks.

Author Notes

Brian Biro is one of the foremost motivational and leadership speakers in the United States. With degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, he has spent the last 21 years delivering over 1,300 presentations around the world. A former vice president of a major transportation corporation, and the author of nine books including the bestseller, Beyond Success, Biro was rated #1 among 40 speakers at four consecutive Inc. magazine international conferences. He has appeared on Good Morning America , CNN's Business Unusual , and the Fox News Network. Biro was named one of the top 100 most inspirational graduates of the UCLA Graduate School of Business, in honor of their 75th Anniversary.

John Wooden (1910-2010) was an American college basketball coach who won a record-breaking 10 national championships over a 12-year period at UCLA. He was the author of Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court , A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring , and Wooden on Leadership .



Foreword by Coach John Wooden In his book, Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life Brian Biro has captured the essence of my Pyramid of Success and the secrets behind each block as it ascends to the apex. He then goes even further, creating a new game plan for lasting leadership and personal fulfillment.     It is my feeling that real success is not the accumulation of material possessions or the attainment of a position of power or prestige. Rather, it is the peace of mind that is attained only by making the effort to do the best you are capable of doing at any task in which you are engaged. When you embrace this fundamental idea-that your success is determined not by what others think but rather by what you know in your own heart-you have the opportunity to make each day your masterpiece. This is the central message of Beyond Success: The 15 Secrets to Effective Leadership and Life. Brian Biro brings this message to life in a way that is both compelling and spiritually uplifting. Copyright © 2000 Brian Biro. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

John Wooden
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
1. Pygmalion: Expectation and Realityp. 6
2. Vision: Knowing What's Importantp. 21
3. Character: Redefining Successp. 30
4. A Structure for Internal Leadershipp. 40
5. Secret #1: Industriousnessp. 48
6. Secret #2: Enthusiasmp. 62
7. Secrets #3-#5: Friendship, Loyalty, and Cooperationp. 74
8. Secret #6: Self-Controlp. 90
9. Secret #7: Alertnessp. 101
10. Secret #8: Initiativep. 121
11. Secret #9: Intentnessp. 135
12. Secret #10: Conditionp. 153
13. Secret #11: Skillp. 166
14. Secret #12: Team Spiritp. 197
15. Secrets #13 and #14: Poise and Confidencep. 216
16. Secret #15: Competitive Greatnessp. 241
About the Authorp. 275
Indexp. 277
Powerful Resources from Brian D. Birop. 287