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John U. Bacon | Leadership Lessons From America's Worst High School Hockey Team

Season 1, Ep. 240

John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three. He has authored eleven books on sports, business, health, and history, five of which are New York Times bestsellers.

A popular public speaker, Bacon delivers speeches on the themes taken from his books, and coaching and teaching experiences – including leadership, diversity, motivating millennials, and creativity – to corporations, universities, and other groups around the country and the world. In 2011, the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MMPI) named him “Speaker of the Year.”

 In Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team New York Times best-selling author John U. Bacon delivers an uplifting leadership book drawn from his own experience transforming the nation’s worst high school hockey team into one of the best. Bacon’s strategy is straightforward: set high expectations, make them accountable to each other, and inspire them all to lead their team. 

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