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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (182 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bo Schembechler, John U. Bacon Narrator: John H. Mayer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781600240225
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There are very few coaches held higher esteem than Bo Schembechler. As coach of the University of Michigan football team, he won 13 Big Ten titles and finished as the winningest coach in their storied history. But beyond the wins and losses, Bo is best remembered for the remarkable impact he had on his players and fans alike.

In BO'S LASTING LESSONS, the coach draws on his years of experience, using first-person anecdotes to deliver timeless lessons on leadership, motivation and responsibility. With pithy language, Bo explains that true leadership requires the compassion to actively listen to your people, and then to have the courage to do what is right every time. Bo does not rely upon charts, graphs, or X's and O's to make his points; rather, he focuses on getting his players to challenge themselves and to reach for heights they had never thought possible.

A big believer in peer pressure and in always making his players accountable for their actions, Schembechler has coached athletes who went on to become professional football players, doctors, lawyers and CEOs. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Few men inspired others the way Bo did…This book is a fine connection to [his] voice, which embodied, every day, true leadership.”

    Mitch Albom, author of Tuesday with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • “A great book about a great man.”

    Warren Buffett

  • “Lessons of leadership from a proven winner.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “So conversational that readers will almost be able to hear the voice of the late, great Michigan Wolverines football coach…Schembechler’s lessons are practical, well-illustrated, and based on a solid legacy of determination and hard work.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G. A. Dietrich | 12/28/2013

    " This was an excellent book on leadership from a secular perspective. Bo was a focused and gifted leader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/12/2013

    " Bo is whipping my ass into shape from beyond the grave "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 12/6/2013

    " Basic leadership techniques used in simplistic ways--that work! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yaocheng | 12/2/2013

    " a must read for any bo schembechler fan. this books reads as if he were speaking to you and is a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Hard | 8/25/2013

    " Made me wish I knew more about this man while he was alive. I can see what is meant by being a "Michigan Man" now, and I can appreciate the lessons he left with quite an incredible array of players. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 2/21/2013

    " Good book. Nothing really new in the "leadership" arena but it was enjoyable to read Bo's war stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/27/2012

    " Excellent! Well, excellent if you are a Michigan Football fan. Bo tells great stories, and he ties in his views on leadership to each one. The basic leadership qualities and values that he teaches can be taken to all areas of life, not just football, and he makes great strides to show that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 7/21/2011

    " Leadership lessons from the Great Bo himself! Not just for football fans, but for anyone who leads people, whether military or civilian, day in and day out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Skop | 5/16/2011

    " Being a UofM football fan, I really enjoyed reading Bo's book. But, I think non UofM football fans would enjoy this book because it teaches how to be a leader! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Tobiczyk | 4/20/2011

    " I have to give this book 5 stars....it tells the greatest story ever told....the story of my dad making it big in michigan football. He is the Man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr. Jayce O'Neal | 1/2/2011

    " Bo knows...he just knows...! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/26/2010

    " Made me wish I knew more about this man while he was alive. I can see what is meant by being a "Michigan Man" now, and I can appreciate the lessons he left with quite an incredible array of players. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 10/12/2009

    " 10/12/09 - I picked this up from a friend. I went to MSU, but I was a fan of Bo from a very early age. I look forward to listening to this.

    10/13/09 - Bo was a great coach and a great motivator! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yaocheng | 2/22/2009

    " a must read for any bo schembechler fan. this books reads as if he were speaking to you and is a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/25/2008

    " Excellent! Well, excellent if you are a Michigan Football fan. Bo tells great stories, and he ties in his views on leadership to each one. The basic leadership qualities and values that he teaches can be taken to all areas of life, not just football, and he makes great strides to show that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 3/4/2008

    " a good read, if you can adapt to the conversational tone of coach schembechler. it's best if you've seen interviews of him and can visualize the text being performed.

    has some great leadership lessons, especially if you're a football fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 2/26/2008

    " Bo is whipping my ass into shape from beyond the grave "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 2/18/2008

    " Being a UofM football fan, I really enjoyed reading Bo's book. But, I think non UofM football fans would enjoy this book because it teaches how to be a leader! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 2/7/2008

    " I have to give this book 5 stars....it tells the greatest story ever told....the story of my dad making it big in michigan football. He is the Man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 1/22/2008

    " Leadership lessons from the Great Bo himself! Not just for football fans, but for anyone who leads people, whether military or civilian, day in and day out. "

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About the Author

Glenn “Bo” Schembechler, Jr. (1929–2006) was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963–1968 and at the University of Michigan from 1969–1989, compiling a career record of 234–65–8. He is a six-time Big Ten Coach of the Year and has won AFCA Coach of the Year, MAC Coach of the Year, the George Munger Award, and others. He is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Bo. His other works include Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership, Tradition: Bo Schembechler’s Michigan Memories, and The Heart of a Champion.

About the Narrator

John H. Mayer is a writer, actor, and audiobook narrator. In 1973, he cowrote Radio Rocket Boy, an award-winning short film. He also has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including American Lion and The Wolf Tree, among many others.