In this invaluable book, Bill Russell shares the insights, the memories, and most importantly, the essential "rules of success" that influenced him in every aspect of his life, from raising a daughter as a single father to becoming a successful coach and mentor to others, Filled with personal and professional stories of his days playing with Celtic greats Bob Cousy, Tom HeIn this invaluable book, Bill Russell shares the insights, the memories, and most importantly, the essential "rules of success" that influenced him in every aspect of his life, from raising a daughter as a single father to becoming a successful coach and mentor to others, Filled with personal and professional stories of his days playing with Celtic greats Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Sam Jones, and coach Red Auerbach, Russell Rules offers inspiring lessons on commitment, personal integrity, teamwork, and success....
|Title||:||Russell Rules: 711 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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Russell Rules: 711 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner Reviews
I personally met MR. Bill Russell in Menlo Park book signing. I got 4 copies authographed by him. One for me and my son , one for my brother - and one copy with a special dedication to my Dad, who was in the same batch with him at USF. He rode in my Dad's Cadillac convertible during the USF NCAA victory parade.
Awesome book! What a great book on teamwork and leadership. It was always all about the team. If each of us had this attitude at work, what great corporations we would have. Working hard to build the corporation rather than just ourselves. Great book!
An excellent and insightful look at leadership and coaching from Russell. He gives some practical and useful examples from his playing and coaching career that translate well to a non-sports environment and he takes care to make this not a basketball book...however there is obviously a lot of basketball in here. Basketball is one notch above watching paint dry (for me), but there's not so much basketball as to make this a chore. This is a great general leadership book. It would be interesting to anyone building their toolkit for leadership. His take on leadership is a mix of standard fare with some substantial twists and innovative new perspectives.
Kenneth Soares9/8/16Title: Russell Rules Authors: Bill Russell, Alan Hilburg, and David Falkner*The main characters in this book are, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. As most people say, Bill Russell is the best winner in sports history. He won 11 NBA Championships in 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics (coached a team to 2 of those championships), he was named the 20th century's greatest winner, first African American to coach a team to two NBA championships without an assistant coach, and he was the first athlete to win a NBA championship and Olympic gold medal in the same year. In this book, Bill Russell says that his biggest challenge throughout his career was Wilt Chamberlain. He said Wilt was a tenacious rebounder down in the paint. Wilt was also listed at 7 foot 1, so he also had a height advantage on Bill Russell who is 6 foot 10. Wilt Chamberlain was not only a tenacious rebounder, but he was also great mid-range, and inside scorer. So Wilt really spaced out his game. So with that, Bill had to be in the perfect position just to defend him.*The plot of the book includes many examples of how Bill Russell’s rules work. Bill Russell explained throughout the book his different ways of showing teamwork, innovation, and leadership towards his basketball team, which he developed 11 leadership rules . Looking at his history of wins, obviously, something was working. The rules that Bill Russell he came up with, cannot only be used on the court, but in real life as well. There are times where you have to listen and remember things, or imagine different things, or just be disciplined. This book is really telling you how to manage your life the right way and to not only make your life better, but you could also make someone else’s life better as well. Bill Russell was basically the coach on the court. He takes charge of the team a lot when he is on the court. Especially when he was made an assistant coach of the team, but at the same time he was a player. On Bill Russell’s first practice as an assistant coach and player, he talks about how the team played a joke on him by taking his shoes and hiding them. Bill Russell asked them if they could tell him where his shoes were, but nobody answered. So he told them to keep practicing. While they were practicing, he looked for his shoes with the trainer and found them behind the bleachers. He then put the shoes in his locker. After he put his shoes away, he told the team to stop practicing and that he would give them 15 minutes to find his shoes before the whole team runs for the rest of the practice. When the team looked in the spot where the shoes were before, they were surprised to find out that they weren’t there anymore. So when the 15 minutes were up, the whole team ended up running for the rest of the practice. This is showing how Bill Russell takes charge and becomes a leader for his team.*The conflict Bill Russell had was when he had to make the decision to either make the team his own and score points without worrying about passing or making his teammates better, or he could pass the ball to his teammates and have them score a lot and have them get better. He resolved it by putting the team first so that they could win as many championships as they did. For example, in one of his Celtics games, the team was losing. Bill Russell came up with the idea to give the ball to the best shooter on their team, Sam Jones, and to just have him take over at the end of that game. The Celtics players kept on feeding Sam Jones the ball and every time he would shoot it. They came back and won that game because Sam Jones put on such a good shooting performance. So this is a great example of how Bill Russell put the team first in order to win games. This is why he won so many championships! *If I were to recommend a book to someone, this would be the book. I really liked this book, because it shows what Bill Russell did to show his leadership skills. He gave several examples of situations he had been through and shows the ways he put other individuals ahead of himself. Bill wasn’t a cocky person. He never worried about his stats more than he wanted the team to win first. I think that is great way to think, because with a self first mentality, you risk your team and it’s ability to win. I have learned many different things from this book. To be a strong leader on and off the court, you need to make the right decisions not only for yourself, but for the team as well.
Big fan of Bill Russell, so was drawn to the book. It was pretty good, he's straightforward in his advice
Very useful; helps with coach and life from a practical standpoint. Many of the practical points can be tied to Proverbs.
It helped me remember some of the qualities I possessed as a child.