"[Lieberman′s] advice on leadership and teamwork translates to any arena."
Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive
"Nancy has written a terrific guide for success in any area. Her insights into sports are vividly translated into specific tips for business success, and her points are well illustrated."
Donald J. Trump, Chairman and CEO, Trump Organizations
"A commonsense, straightforward, insightful look at making improvements and excelling at work, at home, and in life."
Billie Jean King, tennis great
"Losers are easy to spot, and winners, like Nancy Lieberman, are real finds. Nancy has written a playbook on how to be a winner, not just in sports, but in the rough–and–tumble business world. There are some great lessons here."
T. Boone Pickens
"As Nancy inspired me when I was playing girls high school basketball, so she inspires me as a women in the sports industry today!"
Casey Coffman, Executive VP, Business Development and Operations, Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sports
"Playbook for Success is a winner for you and your company."
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner
"Nancy′s combination of acute street smarts, phenomenal athletic ability, and straight–up business acumen makes for a great how–to guide for all businesswomen."
Martina Navratilova, Tennis Hall of Famer
"In Playbook for Success, Nancy Lieberman clearly illustrates how the values of sports including teamwork, dedication, and discipline can be effectively applied off the court to achieve success in business. Her passion is palpable."
David Stern, NBA Commissioner
"Nancy Lieberman′s Playbook for Success is a ′Life Guide 101′ for every female, ten to one hundred. Every page reveals a valuable lesson that will enable success from the classroom to the boardroom."
Muhammad Ali, three–time World Heavyweight Champion
Chapter 1 Why Sports and Business for Women?
Be Flexible: Don′t Play the Play, Play the Game.
Accept All Challenges.
Title IX Creates Equality.
Chapter 2 The Playbook.
Successful Strategies for Your Team.
The Learning Plan.
Establish Your Leadership Style.
Don′t Be Late. Really.
Chapter 3 Find Your Love and Passion.
Toughen Up Mentally.
Michael Jackson s Message: Man in the Mirror.
Rucker Park: The Little White Girl Plays with the Best.
Muhammad Ali′s Gift of Hope.
The Power of a Woman′s Natural Traits: Empathy and Intuition.
Mentoring and Creating Opportunities for Others.
Negotiating 101: Why Should I Have You on My Team?
Ladies, Dry Your Tears!
Chapter 4 Never Fear Success.
Talk to Me.
Utilize Criticism to Get Tougher and Better.
Learn about Overcoming Fear from the Great Lou Holtz.
Chapter 5 Think Like a Champion.
You Are Who You Think You Are.
My First Meeting with the Champ.
Selective Hearing Not Allowed.
Be Someone′s Hero.
Chapter 6 It′s All about Teamwork.
A Promise to the Team.
Building a Team.
Chapter 7 Do Your Homework.
See the Future.
Larry Fitzgerald Provides a Lesson on Observing.
Chapter 8 Stay in Shape.
Make a Commitment and Get Started.
A Few Words for Women Only.
Chapter 9 Sports Talk.
Use the Morning Headlines.
Use Tickets as a Tool.
Strike Up the Conversation.
Learn to Tell a Story.
Chapter 10 Game Time!
Are You Prepared?
Do What It Takes.
Believe in Yourself.
Take a Sound Bite Lesson.
Game Time Rituals.
It′s Okay to Be Great.
Is It in You?
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