• From the Cover: “Your only job is to help your team be better.”
  • Filled with football analogies of mentoring/leading
  • Basic leadership material re-told through the filter of a successful football coach.
  • Classic description of Level 5 leadership as presented by Jim Collins in “Good to Great”
  • 7 E’s of Potential  (Strongest words of the book)
    • Engage—It’s impossible to mentor from a distance.  Without engagement, you cannot lead effectively
    • Educate—Good teachers help every student earn an “A”
    • Equip—For most people, poorly defined tasks are one of the highest areas of dissatisfaction
    • Encourage—Nothing does more to lubricate the rough spots than a good dose of encouragement
      • You’re probably better off over-using encouragement than under using it
    • Empower—True empowerment is proper preparation followed by appropriate freedom
    • Energize—Great leaders intentionally energize and inspire those they lead.
    • Elevate—Raising-up leaders is the truly selfless goal of every mentor leader, the culmination of focusing on others.
  • Other good take-aways:
    • Start right where you are, with people right around you, doing something as simple as engaging with them and talking.
    • Faith is the foundation and strength of a mentor leader
    • Stop complaining and do something to improve the situation.
  • Quick read with a great collection of quotes and stories

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