Using the insights, inspirations and proven principles he has applied to his legendary teams and coaching career, Mike Krzyzewski reveals clear, passionate guidelines on reaching for and achieving success. As a coach, Krzyzewski's goal and strength has been to instill motivation — for each individual and for the team — to have every individual in a positive state of mind, utilizing abilities to their fullest, and not afraid to fail. Krzyzewski details the keys to his success -- motivational techniques, leadership skills, powerful teamwork strategies, steps for building confidence, the vital impact of trust and communication — that can be applied to every level of personal and professional endeavor. Krzyzewski shares the insights he's gained not only on the basketball court, but also as part of his work with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the recently established The Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics, where Coach K serves as executive-in-residence, teaching and writing on leadership and ethics during the off-season.
"Coach K" reveals life's lessons taught by his parents and his own proven principles of learning, which make his college and Olympic teams inspiring examples for other organizations.
Passionate, dynamic, inspiring and coach of Duke University men's basketball team who recently led Team USA to back-to-back gold medals in the 2012 Olympics, Mike Krzyzewski (known by fans as Coach K) is a master motivator-not only of teams, but of individuals and organizations, spurring them on to succeed beyond even their own expectations. The NCAA Division I men's all-time leader for wins as the first Division I men’s basketball coach to reach over 1,000 wins in 2015, Coach K has compiled an incredible record of success with an additional 29 NCAA tournament appearances, 12 Final Fours and five National Championships over 38 seasons as a head coach. In 2008 and in 2012, Coach K led the U.S. men's basketball team to Olympic gold medals, becoming the first coach since Henry Iba (1964 & 1968) to accomplish that feat. Krzyzewski amassed a 62-1 record as head coach of Team USA, including a 50-game win streak to close his tenure. A member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, Coach K shows audiences how they, too, can compile winning numbers in both their professional and personal lives. Coach K maps out a clear game plan for achieving success—motivating, leading and providing powerful strategies for building confidence, trust, communication and teamwork. Like any good coach, he scouts your organization to discover how to best inspire and renew your people. Coach K is the author of numerous New York Times best-sellers including Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success. His most recent book is The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team. A 12-time National Coach of the Year, in 2011 Sports Illustrated named Krzyzewski its Sportsman of the Year.