The acclaimed guide to leadership excellence and competitive success from one of America’s greatest coaches: John Wooden "Talent to spare, or spare on talent,” Wooden writes, “a leader's goal remains the same, namely, getting the very best out of the people in your organization." In The Essential Wooden he tells readers how to do this and achieve championship results, whether you lead a small team or run a corporation.When it came to managing a group of individuals and achieving world-class results, no one did it better than Coach John Wooden. This landmark leadership manual presents Wooden’s own hand-picked directives and opinions to help you build a dedicated and driven team that performs under pressure. Coach Wooden unpacks his famous Pyramid of Success and offers new perspectives on achieving Competitive Greatness, filling the entire book with his no-nonsense approach and keen insights on human nature. From Wooden's earliest days as a leader through his historic UCLA dynasty, The Essential Wooden distills a lifetime of learning into the leadership playbook for the 21st century.