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You Win in the Locker Room First

The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life
Narrated by: Jon Gordon, Mike Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

NFL head coach Mike Smith led one of the most remarkable turnarounds in NFL history. In the season prior to his arrival in 2008, the Atlanta Falcons had a 4-12, record and the franchise had never before achieved back-to-back winning seasons. Under Smith's leadership, the Falcons earned an 11-5 record in his first season and would go on to become perennial playoff and Super Bowl contenders, earning Smith AP coach of year in 2008 and voted coach of year by his peers in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon - consultant to numerous college and professional teams - to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization.

Step by step, the authors outline a strategy for building a thriving organization and provide a practical framework that give leaders the tools they need to create a great culture, lead with the right mind-set, create strong relationships, improve teamwork, execute at a higher level, and avoid the pitfalls that sabotage far too many leaders and organizations.

In addition to sharing what went right with the Falcons, Smith also transparently shares what went wrong his last two seasons and provides invaluable lessons leaders can take away from his victories, success, failures, and mistakes.

Whether it's an executive leadership team of a Fortune 500 company, a sports team, an emergency room team, a military team, or a school team, successful leaders coach their team and develop, mentor, encourage, and guide them. This not only improves the team; it improves the leaders and their relationships, connections, and organization.

You Win in the Locker Room First offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most pressure-packed leadership jobs on the planet and what leaders can learn from these experiences in order to build their own winning team.

©2015 Jon Gordon; Mike Smith (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

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Good simple messages

I enjoyed this and as a coach who wrote the book Locker Room Power I could identify with most of the messages. The clarity of the 7? "C's" got a touch lost I thought. Cannot remember how many or all of them clearly, but this does not detract from an excellent coaching book.

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  • Lowell A Cooper Jr
  • 21-08-18

Great coaching for business and life

This is one of my new favorites. As a business manager it is helping me refocus on the development of my team which ultimately sustain a high level of performance.

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  • Tera Freestone
  • 14-05-17

Solid basic fundamental material – delivered extraordinarily.

Just got done with my fifth listen. Making big changes in my family life because of it. Life is getting simpler and how to make a difference is becoming more clear. I love this empowering book and the way it is delivered by these two wonderful men.

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  • jim brinling
  • 24-04-16

A mission and message for all Coaches

As a high school coach and educator this book synthesizes information from InsideOut Coaching by Joe Ehrmann, The Positive Coaching Alliance, and 3 Dimensional Coaching. All share a common mission to engage in the lives of young people to be transformational influences.

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  • Joseph Cacia
  • 12-05-20

Loved It!

This book nails it! if your a new manager I especially recommend this book! it's a must read for anyone in management or aspiring to be in management.

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  • Leigh A. Cole
  • 09-05-20

Develop team culture

Mike Smith and John Gordon do a great job in teaching you the insides of building a team with culture unity and common goals and interests. Very enjoyable and a great learning opportunity in this book. I recommend it highly to any coach, Manager or leader who wants to improve his team, business or group.

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  • Lisa Korte
  • 03-02-20

information overall

the information was good, but I felt it should have ended many times before it did. I think it should have been maybe 2 or 3 books.

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  • Stacey L Knowlton Jr.
  • 29-10-19

Must read for coaches trying to change their team

The back and forth narration between Jon and Mike was great. Perfect balance between football program to business application. It was written as if it was informational instead of all the unnecessary fluff you get from other books. Definitely applying the 7 Cs in the off season.

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  • Nancy Serrano
  • 08-07-19

Leadership Empowerment




Great insight in becoming a better leader with integrity and empathy. Lead by example.

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  • Paul B.
  • 22-03-18

Great Read for Leaders, Coaches, business owners!

This book lays the foundation for creating a winning culture on your team or business.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-18

highly recommend for leaders

a great book for all leaders on and off the field of life. great read!!!!