:: A Hoops U. Basketball Review ::
Fistitude – Five Lessons for Leading any Team to Success by Sean Glaze is a phenomenal book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
Fistitude is a leadership / motivational / inspirational book that is written much differently than most books of this type that you will read. Most leadership books are written in a self-help or textbook style format. Fistitude is written as a fictional story with real-life success strategies. As the reader, you will easily understand the 5 lessons being taught and you get to learn them in an exciting story.
Fistitude tells the story of a high school basketball team that isn’t playing up to their potential. Their head coach needs to take a leave of absence and in enters the school janitor to take over the team while coach is gone.
As the new coach, the janitor not only teaches basketball but life lessons as well. He does this by the example of the ‘fist’ — each finger means something important and relevant to achieving success. I won’t share these life lessons in this review … you’ll need to read the book!
Throughout the book, you learn about several of the players and what they are dealing with off the court. The ‘leader’ of the team, Matthew, takes the janitor’s words to heart and attempts to lead his team to their goal of the state tournament.
Fistitude is a page-turner as you will not only want to learn each of the 5 lessons — you will become quite interested in how (and if) they achieve their goals.
I found myself jotting down many notes while I read Fistitude. As a basketball coach, I know I can take these lessons and share them with my players. These lessons, as well as many other concepts and ideas, will help any coach or player how to lead a team to success.
Fistitude will be a welcome addition to your coaching library! I also believe that it is great book to give to your team leaders, captain’s, and assistant coaches.
Fistitude is available for purchase at the Hoops U. Basketball Store.
You can also learn more about Fistitude – Five Lessons for Leading Any Team to Success and all of Sean’s team-building ideas at his website, Great Results Team Building.
Sean Glaze also contributes to Hoops U. and his articles can be viewed here.