Trillion Dollar Coach: Team Coaching Lessons for Managers

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
Are you a manager or a coach? According to a new book by Google's Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle there is little difference. The Trillion Dollar Coach is a tribute to Bill Campbell. Campbell first coached professional football teams and then coached an immense list of top business leaders of US tech companies. For example, he worked for many years with Steve Jobs and Tim Cook (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Larry Page and Eric Schmidt (Google), and many other hotshots, before passing away in 2016 at the age of 75. The essence of Campbell's thinking is that in order to be a top manager in an innovative firm you should act like a team coach. After all, the higher your management position, the more your success depends on making other people (your team) successful. See indeed: Leadership Pipeline. In their previous book, "How Google Works", Schmidt and Rosenberg argued that you need to attract Smart Creatives in innovation (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Gregory Johnson
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Coaching Lessons Passed Forward

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  Javier Elenes
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Act as a Boss, Leader and Coach

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  Alessandro Pegoraro
Coach, Italy
 

Definitely an elegy, but....

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  Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

Team Coaching, Managing and the Servant Leadership Model

I don't know anything about Bill Campbell, but he (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
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Manager and BUSINESS Coach: Same Tools But Different Purposes

Managing, coaching (& mentoring) use common tools/ (...)

  Anonymous
 

The Throne Behind the Round Table

Bought the book and reading it currently… One thi (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Round the Table Decision Taking

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  John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

Compassionate, Caring Team Leadership

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