Leading with the Heart

  • by Mike Krzyzewski, Donald T. Phillips
  • Narrated by Richard Davidson
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mike Krzyzewski's eight trips to the Final Four and two national championships with Duke University make him one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. With Donald T. Phillips, the best-selling author of Lincoln on Leadership, Krzyzewski explains the techniques that have made his program so successful and offers advice on using those same strategies to excel in both your business and personal lives.
Coach K's blueprint for success begins in the preseason by building the right team and allowing dynamic leaders to step forward. In the regular season, he stresses teamwork and finds ways to turn negative situations into something positive. His teams' postseason victories come from allowing time to refresh and renew their commitment as well as from focusing on the task at hand.
With personal examples from his life and coaching career, Krzyzewski offers unbeatable tools for success. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's conversational style perfectly matches Coach K's relaxed tone.

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Great lessons by Coach K

This book provides great lessons that can be used at any level of sports or business
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Disappointing

What disappointed you about Leading with the Heart?

Not sure who the audience is. The book is about how he runs practices and remembering some of the players he used to coach. Then he explains simple things like how players "foul out".


Would you ever listen to anything by Mike Krzyzewski and Donald T. Phillips again?

No. This is pretty much a complete waste of time.


What didn’t you like about Richard Davidson’s performance?

I guess it wasn't his fault the book was terrible


What character would you cut from Leading with the Heart?

Coach K


Any additional comments?

I really respect Coach K and was looking forward to a John Wooden type of book that transcends the court. This book didn't. His thoughts on topics that help in the business world were really basic ("When you point at someone, three fingers are pointing back"). I made it almost half way through this book without a single nugget. What makes it worse is that he reflects on previous players, building them up as examples of what works with his program. One is Quinn Snyder who coached the University of Missouri when I attended the school. The program has still not rebounded from his lack of oversight, inability to provide discipline and program ethical issues... not to mention his own struggles that put his character into question. Coach K mentioned him over a half dozen times in the first half of this book... loses credibility.

I still respect him and perhaps my expectations were too high when I was hoping it was like a John Wooden book. Just nothing of value. Lots of words and reflections on Duke basketball. If you love Duke basketball you will probably love this book. If you don't, I would recommend re-reading a Wooden book.

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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books