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Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  145 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Mike Babcock is the only hockey coach in the history of the game to lead teams to victory in the Stanley Cup, the World Championship, and the Olympic Games. Currently head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, he is arguably the best coach in the game today. In this book, against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian men's gold medal victory in Vancouver, Babcock provides an in ...more
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Published March 1st 2012 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Nov 03, 2014 Mcclane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There is no doubt that Mike Babcock is a winner and a great leader who can teach us all something. What he is not, however, is a writer. I feel the book did not go through a proper editorial process and ended up as a haf baked product.

Leave No Doubt is based on a credo written for Canada's 2010 Olympic hockey campaign. Almost every line of the credo gets a chapter. The issue is that the thoughts are loosely connected. Babcock goes from one idea to the other without making sure there is a connect
Feb 23, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hockey, non-fiction
A restaurant that combines two different styles of cuisine blended together into new dishes is known as “fusion”. This term could easily apply to “Leave No Doubt”, as well. Are Mike Babcock and Rick Larsen attempting to tell the story of Canada's 2010 Olympic Gold Medal men's hockey team? Yes. Are they trying to present a motivational plan that the reader can apply to his or her daily life? Also yes.

Fans of both genres should absolutely love this book. As coach, Mike Babcock has a great insight
May 03, 2016 Pihla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What are you doing to create your destiny? If you're not making a difference, what are you making? Are you bringing the world the best you've got?

I think I've found my credo.
Kevin Brown
Jun 20, 2013 Kevin Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about more than just hockey, it's about life in general and living it to your full potential. So many people just go through life and never really chase their dreams, this book inspires one to get after what you really want from life and never give up no matter what the circumstance.

Great insight from one of the best hockey coaches around currently in the NHL and very thoughtfully laid out text to allow plenty of room "in the margins" to write down your own thoughts on the topics he
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Sep 23, 2012 Chelsie A. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic games claims the top spot in Canadian hockey history. Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal fueled patriotism this land has ever felt. This book is not about the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. In fact, the book does not capture the emotions felt by every Canadian who watched the game. The journey is hidden within Babcock’s use of open rhetoric (and blank space) about leadership. If you’re seeking a behind the scenes look at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, look somewhere else.

The only
Jan 17, 2015 Lenore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very inspiring, interesting insight into Mike Babcock's philosophy of winning and excellence. I have food for thought, and a map for facing challenges and achieving success.
Kevin Watts
Dime-store self-help for the most part, but Babcock's theory about pushing past "good enough" really hit home.
Kelly Cassidy
Jun 08, 2012 Kelly Cassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book on inspiration, teamwork, leadership, and showing that one person working in an equally strong team who all have the same end goal in mind can achieve success.

If you like hockey, all the details that Mike Babcock enters into the book will be exceptionally enjoyable as well. His interactions with players, other coaches, and even getting his backstory of what brought him there (including his failures) was a great inspration.

Definitely worth a read if you want a book to inspir
Apr 13, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
well done. not just for a hockey fan
Aug 25, 2013 Cameron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mike Babcock is a simple man, with simple words and wisdom. I appreciate that. Not fantastic writing, but a great book for interested hockey fans who could use some guidance.
Aug 09, 2012 Shane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring and motivating, worth a re-read.
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