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The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams / Sam Walker

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 796 WAL (Text) 840191002450159 Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction In transit -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 796.077 WALKER (Text) 33946003246357 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/30/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780812997194
  • ISBN: 0812997190
  • Physical Description: xvii, 332 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2017

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The former global sports editor of The Wall Street Journal profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed. The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach. It's not the star. It's not money. It's not a strategy. It's something else entirely. Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these freak teams have in common? As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged: Each team had the same type of captain--a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness. Fueled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, The Captain Class tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional.
Subject: Coaching (Athletics)
Sports teams.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
Sports > Psychological aspects.
Social psychology.
Teamwork (Sports)

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