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Author Walker, Sam (Newspaper editor), author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  796.077 WAL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  796.077 WAL    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 332 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index.
Summary "Walker starts with one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams ever--particularly those that sustained success over a long period of time. He devised a formula to compare the achievements of teams from leagues all overthe world, and after painstakingly profiling thousands of them, produced a comprehensive, unbiased list of the 16 best. Period. At that point, Walker became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these teams have in common? A genius coach? A transcendent superstar? A groundbreaking system? Or was it all a matter of chemistry? A surprising pattern emerged: There was a very specific kind of leader at the center of these teams, a force that drove them to greatness, and they all shared eight specific characteristics. Who they are, who they are not, and the traits they shared will fascinate anyone who follows sports or is interested in building a team -- and winning. Told through riveting stories of some of the most compelling and pressure-soaked moments in sports history, Walker not only brings these uncommon leaders to life, he presents a counterintuitive view of leadership--one that can apply to a wide spectrum of competitive disciplines, particularly business"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Coaching (Athletics)
Sports teams.
Genre Nonfiction.
Added Title Hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams
ISBN 9780812997194
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