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The Bowden Way: 50 Years of Leadership Wisdom

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This sports leadership bestseller from legendary Florida State University football coach Bowden is now available in paperback, including a new section that addresses his team's challenging 2001 season.
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Taylor Trade Publishing (first published November 25th 2001)
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Ben  Campopiano
Jul 21, 2008 Ben Campopiano rated it it was ok
Everything that occurs within an organization reflects back upon its leader.

Nothing looks more ridiculous than a leader who is indecisive, uncertain, or reluctant to make difficult decisions. I’d rather be wrong than indecisive.

Twenty-nine former Bear Bryant assistant went on to become head coaches. Twenty-seven of them got fired. You can learn from a guy like Bryant, but no one can be like him, no matter how hard they try. Each person must be himself. Draw insights and lessons from others, but
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Good leadership comes from the mistakes you made in your career. Bobby Bowden stressed this over and over in his book The Bowden Way. He learned the best techniques about coaching with the mistakes that came with the job. As an athlete I enjoyed reading this book because it shows how a team needs to click to be successful. The passion and hard work that comes with being successful in college football made me be more interested in this book. Bobby Bowden was one of the most popular head coaches i ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Emma rated it liked it
It was okay but there were a lot of coaching things that didn't pertain to basketball.
James Sadrianna
Jun 16, 2015 James Sadrianna rated it it was amazing
Great book from a great coach
Jun 19, 2008 Edmund rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coach Bowden writes about running a team as corporation and how to deal with the never ending number of variables that a head coach faces in big time college football.
May 29, 2009 Tom rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Florida State Seminole fans or fans of famous coaches
Unlike "The Book of Bowden," which was a third person collection of quotes, this is a first person guide on how to coach/lead. Though I did not care for some parts with over religious tones, over all I liked the book. Then again, I am a Florida State Seminole fan.
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