This book uses the case study approach in order to facilitate placing theory into effective practice. Each chapter contains an extensive study on one of ten of the most successful basketball coaches of our times including, Phil Jackson, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Riley, Pat Summitt, and Dean Smith. The book looks to see how these coaches were able to place leadership theory into effective practice.
Robert Palestini is dean emeritus and professor of education at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Chapter 1 Contemporary Leadership Theory Chapter 2 Leading with Heart Chapter 3 Phil Jackson Chapter 4 Dr. Jack Ramsay Chapter 5 Pat Riley Chapter 6 Bobby Knight Chapter 7 Mike Krzyzewski Chapter 8 Dean Smith Chapter 9 Pat Summitt Chapter 10 John Thompson Chapter 11 John Wooden Chapter 12 Bob Hurley Chapter 13 Leadership Lessons Learned