Paul “Bear” Bryant, the legendary Head Football Coach at the University of Alabama from 1958-1982 continues to inspire athletes and fans. Books have been written about Bryant for the last 30 years examining this coaching legend, but never has he been examined under the microscope of leadership.Leadership expert Pat Williams has teamed up with University of Alabama athletics executive Tommy Ford to bring to light what made Coach Bryant so successful and how you can incorporate his leadership principles into your own life.Williams and Ford have interviewed over 200 former players, coaches and members of the media that knew Bryant well. The book uncovers never before revealed leadership insights from Bryant’s leadership and coaching genius. This 200 page book is packed with riveting stories and illustrations that will appeal to leaders at all levels of society.Football fans will love it and individuals with any leadership role will benefit immeasurably.
Pat Williams with Tommy Ford
PAT WILLIAMS - Few people know leadership better than Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams. A sports executive for over 40 years, Williams has led more teams than most of his contemporaries combined. The former General Manager of the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls, Williams is the prolific author of over 10 books on leadership, most recently Lincoln Speaks to Leaders. Williams is a highly-acclaimed professional speaker, having keynoted for dozens of Fortune 500 organizations and has appeared on hundreds of news programs including The Today Show. Williams and his wife Ruth reside in Orlando and are parents to 19 children (15 adopted from third world countries).
TOMMY FORD - Few people know the University of Alabama and the coaches and former players better than Tommy Ford. Ford knows his Alabama football, having served as sports editor of the Crimson White while in school at Alabama. In his professional career, Ford has served the Athletic Department as Ticket Manager, Director of TIDE PRIDE, and currently as Director of Donor Programs. Ford is the author of Alabama’s Family Tides, a book about families of Alabama football, the Alabama All-Access Football Vault, and the Alabama-Auburn Rivalry Football Vault.
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