Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches by Tom Limbert

By Tom Limbert

This reward ebook for dad collects greater than a hundred inspiring prices from the best coaches of all time. in the end, dads do what the easiest coaches do: they encourage, mentor, self-discipline, and love. writer and parenting professional Tom Limbert takes knowledge from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and lots of extra, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword by way of Steve younger and pictures of well-known coaches in motion, dads will discover a wealth of concept in those pages.

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MIKE KRZYZEWSKI You have to communicate with people, and respect is a two-way street. LENNY WILKENS ——— Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them. EDDIE ROBINSON I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing, and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team. LOU HOLTZ Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you. JOHN WOODEN Hard work and togetherness. They go hand in hand. You need the hard work because it’s such a tough atmosphere to win week in and week out.

Respect is integral to the success of any personal relationship; it’s a fundamental component of leadership and a gateway to compliance. Take it from John Wooden, who explains, “You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision. ” When we treat our children with love and respect, they’ll respond in kind. It’s the principle of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you want your child to respect others, respect your child. If you want him to value your perspective and experience, then it follows that you should not dismiss his.

Perhaps even be that something for your child. Do you wish for your child to always do her best? Then you must walk the talk and, while you’re at it, talk the walk. If you want your child to be caring and thoughtful, then be caring and thoughtful. If you truly want your child to be polite, then be polite to her and to others. Your child will learn to be patient and express gratitude if you show her how. Get your kids to buy in to the team concept by exemplifying team ideals and values like support and encouragement.

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