How Good Do You Want to Be? - Nick Saban & Brian Curtis

How Good Do You Want to Be?

By Nick Saban & Brian Curtis

  • Release Date: 2004-12-28
  • Genre: Football
Score: 4.5
From 85 Ratings


The winning philosophy for creating and inspiring success that will help you triumph at work and in life from renowned football coach Nick Saban—with a foreword by Bill Belichick

Excellence doesn’t happen overnight. It comes from hard work, consistency, the drive to be the best, and a passion for what you do. Few understand this better than Nick Saban. With more than three decades of experience as a player and coach, Saban has worked alongside some of the game’s legends and has seen firsthand how great leaders encourage greatness in others. In this candid and thoughtful guide, he shares his unique wisdom:

Organization, Organization, Organization: Create an environment where everybody knows his or her responsibilities—and each is responsible to the entire group.
Motivate to Dominate: Understand the psychology of teams and individuals, and use that knowledge to breed success.
No Other Way than Right: Practice ethics and values—and demand the same from your team.
Look in the Mirror: Maintain an understanding of who you are by knowing your strengths and your weaknesses.

How Good Do You Want to Be? is more than the story of how Nick Saban motivates his staff and players to excel—it is also the memoir of one of America’s most successful coaches. Filled with instructive anecdotes and illuminated by never-before-told stories of his life and career, this is a book that challenges and inspires us all to be our best.


  • Very inspirational!

    By Tiffnew
    Nick Saban does life the right way. He's a tremendous role model for us all!
  • Leadership Skills Personified

    By WC5565
    Nick Saban has how to be a leader down, and he shares that information for anyone to read. How Good Do You Want to Be? is applicable to anyone in any line of work or discipline. This book is for those that want to be the best.
  • Solid Read

    By Feed23
    Nick touches on many aspects of coaching and leading that we all can use
  • How good do you want to be?

    By poundscm
    Enlightening view into what it takes to be a Champion in life, and what it tekes to be a Champion in the world of College Football. Offers much insight into organizational leadership, regardless of what organization that is. Also made me understand why truly elite Coaches get paid the level of money that they do. A must read for anyone serious about the study of Leadership, readers of self-help books, and also those who claim to be a serious College Football fan. On my second read-through now.