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Praise For Raise Your Game

Daniel H. Pink

Author of WHEN and DRIVE
“Sports is the great equalizer, says Alan Stein Jr. And within its rules and rituals, he has located the secrets to effective organizations: discipline, vision, unselfishness, and many other fundamental virtues. Read this book to discover lessons about business — and life — from the highest performing athletes in the world.”

Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors, NBA Superstar & Champion
“Alan played a huge role in my development on and off the court and his guidance helped me get to where I am today. This book is a must read.” 

Jay Bilas

The Face of College Basketball on ESPN
“This book will provide you with lessons and principles of success that translate across boundaries of sport and business. Alan has learned from the best, and as a result, he is the best.”

Brenda Frese

Head Coach of University of Maryland
“‘Raise Your Game’ is a look inside the locker room to see how the best raise their games. Alan Stein has worked with the elite and blazed trails in basketball. In this book, he takes from over two decades of sweat equity and shares the secrets of success with you.”

David Meltzer

Best Selling Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur
“I have spent most of my career straddled between the pinnacles of the sports and business worlds and have seen first hand that the skills, knowledge, principles and desire required for success in either are almost identical. Raise Your Game examines these traits through a series of captivating stories and lessons to help anyone improve their performance, achievement and purpose. This book is for anyone that wants to be a more influential leader and impactful teammate.”

Mark French

Serial Entrepreneur (Sports / Entertainment / Media / Technology)
“Whether building a start-up as an entrepreneur, or a developing innovations as an “intrapreneur” at a Fortune 500, the fundamentals of success are the same. It comes down to habits, preparation and mindset. ‘Raise Your Game’ shares the building blocks used by the world’s top athletes, executives, coaches and entrepreneurs to reach unparalleled success and perform at the highest level. I am recommending ‘Raise Your Game’ as a must-read for all of the entrepreneurs and executives I work with.”

Jennifer Stanford

CEO Emergent Performance Solutions
“Raise Your Game” is not simply the title of this fresh new book, but a vision of what is possible. Alan magnificently crosses over from sports to business with lessons, inspiration and reminders that come to life through the real stories in the book. Alan doesn’t just put the words on paper, he lives them. That is what makes the practices in this book so believable – Alan, and the many that he mentors and coaches, see the results – read this book and share it with your teams, you will indeed raise your game too!”

Jay Wright

Head Coach of Villanova University (2016 & 2018 NCAA Champions)
“Alan knows exactly what it takes to Raise Your Game. The stories, principles and strategies he shares in this book apply to basketball, business and everything in between. If you want to be a more influential leader and impactful teammate – you will read this book.” 

Jon Gordon

Best-selling author of Training Camp and The Carpenter
“Alan shares what it takes to take your game to the next level. Raise Your Game provides tools, concepts and strategies you can utilize today to enhance your influence and make an immediate impact on your team, culture and organization.”

Michael Bungay Stanier

Author of the WSJ-bestseller, The Coaching Habit
“It might seem impossible for you to translate what it take to achieve as an elite sportsman or woman into “real life” … and into your life in particular. But if you’re looking to lift your game with insights and tactics from the very best, this book is the manual.”

Ric Elias

CEO of Red Ventures
“Raise Your Game shares the principles required to be an impactful leader and an influential teammate. This book looks at what the highest performers in sports and business do consistently to create winning cultures and championship teams. The stories, lessons and practical take-a-ways will help players, coaches, executives and entrepreneurs unlock new levels of performance.”

Praise For Raise Your Game

Daniel H. Pink

Author of WHEN and DRIVE
“Sports is the great equalizer, says Alan Stein Jr. And within its rules and rituals, he has located the secrets to effective organizations: discipline, vision, unselfishness, and many other fundamental virtues. Read this book to discover lessons about business — and life — from the highest performing athletes in the world.”

Jay Bilas

The Face of College Basketball on ESPN
“This book will provide you with lessons and principles of success that translate across boundaries of sport and business. Alan has learned from the best, and as a result, he is the best.”

Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors, NBA Superstar & Champion
“Alan played a huge role in my development on and off the court and his guidance helped me get to where I am today. This book is a must read.” 

Brenda Frese

Head Coach of University of Maryland
“‘Raise Your Game’ is a look inside the locker room to see how the best raise their games. Alan Stein has worked with the elite and blazed trails in basketball. In this book, he takes from over two decades of sweat equity and shares the secrets of success with you.”

David Meltzer

Best Selling Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur
“I have spent most of my career straddled between the pinnacles of the sports and business worlds and have seen first hand that the skills, knowledge, principles and desire required for success in either are almost identical. Raise Your Game examines these traits through a series of captivating stories and lessons to help anyone improve their performance, achievement and purpose. This book is for anyone that wants to be a more influential leader and impactful teammate.”

Mark French

Serial Entrepreneur (Sports / Entertainment / Media / Technology)
“Whether building a start-up as an entrepreneur, or a developing innovations as an “intrapreneur” at a Fortune 500, the fundamentals of success are the same. It comes down to habits, preparation and mindset. ‘Raise Your Game’ shares the building blocks used by the world’s top athletes, executives, coaches and entrepreneurs to reach unparalleled success and perform at the highest level. I am recommending ‘Raise Your Game’ as a must-read for all of the entrepreneurs and executives I work with.”

Jennifer Stanford

CEO Emergent Performance Solutions
“Raise Your Game” is not simply the title of this fresh new book, but a vision of what is possible. Alan magnificently crosses over from sports to business with lessons, inspiration and reminders that come to life through the real stories in the book. Alan doesn’t just put the words on paper, he lives them. That is what makes the practices in this book so believable – Alan, and the many that he mentors and coaches, see the results – read this book and share it with your teams, you will indeed raise your game too!”

Jon Gordon

Best-selling author of Training Camp and The Carpenter
“Alan shares what it takes to take your game to the next level. Raise Your Game provides tools, concepts and strategies you can utilize today to enhance your influence and make an immediate impact on your team, culture and organization.”

Jay Wright

Head Coach of Villanova University (2016 & 2018 NCAA Champions)
“Alan knows exactly what it takes to Raise Your Game. The stories, principles and strategies he shares in this book apply to basketball, business and everything in between. If you want to be a more influential leader and impactful teammate – you will read this book.” 

Ric Elias

CEO of Red Ventures
“Raise Your Game shares the principles required to be an impactful leader and an influential teammate. This book looks at what the highest performers in sports and business do consistently to create winning cultures and championship teams. The stories, lessons and practical take-a-ways will help players, coaches, executives and entrepreneurs unlock new levels of performance.”

Michael Bungay Stanier

Author of the WSJ-bestseller, The Coaching Habit
“It might seem impossible for you to translate what it take to achieve as an elite sportsman or woman into “real life” … and into your life in particular. But if you’re looking to lift your game with insights and tactics from the very best, this book is the manual.”

Who is this book for?

 How would you feel if you dramatically improved your leadership ability? Just imagine how much more valuable you’d be to your team or organization. Raise Your Game is for anyone that is looking to improve their performance… in any area of their life. Whether you’re an executive or athletes or entrepreneur or coach – this book is for you. There are two types of people in this world… those that want things to happen and those that take action and make things happen. Which one are you?

What Will You Learn?

 Raise Your Game takes a rare peek behind the curtain and shows you exactly how to utilize the same strategies in business and in life that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. This book examines what the most influential leaders do during the unseen hours and provides proven principles that you can implement immediately. You will learn the routines, rituals, and habits of the best of the best – in sports and in business – and teach you how to unleash unparalleled productivity.

Why Should You Read It?

 Raise Your Game will empower you and your team to live present, respect the process and create an unstoppable mindset. It will help you become the leader you were meant to be. High achievers are at the top of their game because of the discipline and commitment they have to establish, tweak, and repeat positive habits in everything they do. They know success is a result of the little things they do all the time. This book will show you the fundamentals to help your performance skyrocket.

Raise Your Game Addresses 3 Common Issues Facing Leaders and Organizations

Ineffective Leadership

Discover clarity for yourself and your organization and develop unparalleled insight on how to listen empathetically, connect meaningfully and speak intentionally with everyone on the team. Learn why a ‘player’ led team will always outperform a ‘coach’ led team in the long run and how to encourage, educate and empower everyone to buy-in and believe-in the shared vision and mission.

 

Team Dysfunction

Cultivate a championship level culture where everyone on the team feels engaged, empowered and appreciated. Learn effective ways to deal with team members that demonstrate signs of selfishness and appear ‘me driven’ instead of ‘we driven’ as well as those that undermine authority. Uncover ways to create an effective system of accountability and to get everyone on the team to understand, embrace and star in their role.

 

Low Performance

Learn how, and more importantly why, identity drives standards, standards need accountability, accountability creates culture and culture produces long-term, sustainable results. Learn proven strategies on how to individually and collectively eliminate distractions and live in the present, embrace change and master the unseen hours. Discover tips on how to compassionately engage team members that struggle to reach their performance potential and aren’t as productive as they are capable of.

9 Key Lessons from Raise Your Game

In addition to the countless stories, lessons and principles learned from basketball’s top players and coaches, here are 9 quick hitters from the world’s top businesses with insight into elite leadership, teamwork and culture:
*Alan discovered these stories while researching. These companies are in no way formally involved with this book
On a Tuesday afternoon in 2008, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, closed every single one of its stores in the United States. That’s over 7,000 stores. What did that cost him lost revenue? $23M. Why did he do it? The espresso just wasn’t good anymore. One of their top selling products no longer met their standard of excellence. Elite leaders know that standards are everything.
Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, claimed he built his business on finding holes he needed to fill. And he continued that mindset as he worked his way up. “When I first started running Home Depot,” he said, “I’d camp out in the parking lot on a Saturday morning and politely stop the customers who walked out of our stores with nothing. I had to know why. Those were the people who taught us the most.” Elite leaders know the value of listening.
Domino’s owned the pizza delivery market for many years. But at some point along the way, they got complacent and eventually got downright sloppy. Once competitors started cutting into their market share, they asked for customer feedback. The overwhelming theme of the responses? “Your pizza sucks!” CEO J. Patrick Doyle took this feedback to heart and actually ran an advertising campaign owning it. He didn’t make excuses. He didn’t deflect. He took responsibility. He listened. And then he took aggressive steps to make their pizzas healthier and tastier. Since then sales have improved dramatically, surpassing their competitors again for the first time in years. Elite teams are open to feedback and make adjustments.
In the early 1980s, the rock band Metallica was on the verge of becoming huge when they kicked out their first guitarist. They held auditions and hired an unknown kid, Kirk Hammett, to become their new guitarist. The first thing Hammett did after getting the job of lead guitarist for what was about to be the biggest band in the world? He hired a guitar teacher. Elite performers never stop trying to get better. They are coachable and always looking for ways to improve.
When Mark Cuban bought the Mavericks, they were the worst team in the NBA. In fact, they were voted worst professional sports franchise of the 1990s. The very first thing he did as their owner was upgrade the players’ locker room and travel accommodations. Why? Most executives might think that’s the last thing you should do for a losing team: that’ll just make them more comfortable and encourage their complacency. But Cuban isn’t most executives. He knew that once the players felt valued, they would value each other and their game more. Elite leaders have a vision and find ways to get buy-in and believe-in.
There is a Julliard class that is exclusively about mental preparation. Julliard students—the best young musicians in the world—have a full semester class that doesn’t teach music at all. The class’s sole purpose is to get the students psychologically ready for the stage and the pressures of performing in front of an audience. Professors in this class even make students do calisthenics and ask them to perform pieces immediately afterwards so that they can get used to that adrenaline flowing through their bodies as they play. Elite performers and high achievers – in sports or business – know how vital purposeful preparation is to success.
Besides motivating employees to go big and think different, there’s an admirable flatness to Google’s structure. Senior executives at the company receive the same benefits and resources as the newly hired. The top men and women don’t get their own parking spots or executive bathrooms or dining rooms. “As a leader,” Bock wrote, “giving up status symbols is the most powerful message you can send that you care about what your teams have to say.” If your company doles out privileges for senior management, think about why that is. What message does it send? Is it supposed to be a motivator? A status symbol? Why do certain titles merit their own bathroom and parking space and others don’t? Elite cultures understand that respect, accountability and culture need to be horizontal as well as vertical.
An integral part of servanthood is empathy and understanding. A true leader needs to get out there and get a sense of his employees’ and his customers’ experience. David Neeleman, co-founder of JetBlue, used to fly on his airline once a week and sit in the back row. He wanted to make sure he saw what his customers saw and felt what his customers felt. Elite leaders know that you can’t lead from an ivory tower… you have to lead from the trenches.
Jeff Bezos of Amazon famously coined something called the two-pizza rule: no team meeting should be bigger than two pizzas can feed. The reason? To improve communication and efficiency. Think about how large meetings can be such a time suck. How much time is spent off-topic? How many side-conversations inevitably get going? How effective can a large group actually be? Is anything ever really decided? Elite leaders know that small, intimate circles get more stuff done… quickly.

Join Our Street Team

According to Wikipedia, a Street Team is a term used in marketing to describe a group of people who hit the streets (and in our case, the internet) to promote an event or a product.

I’m looking to establish an unparalleled Street Team to help share Raise Your Game with the world!

 

Who do I want?

I’m looking for leaders and influencers that are truly passionate about serving others, filling buckets and helping fellow leaders improve their team’s performance and culture.

 

How can you join?

  • Fill out this application
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  • Agree to rate/review the book online when it releases on January 8th

 

What will you receive (if accepted)?

  • Downloadable ’sneak peek’ of the audiobook
  • Access to a private Facebook Group
  • Invitation to join 3 monthly group video calls

My goal is for this book to help thousands of leaders and teams – in sports and in business – and I would love for you to be a part of it.

About The Author

Alan Stein, Jr. is a corporate performance coach and world-renowned speaker. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet.

Alan delivers high-energy keynotes, interactive workshops and impactful full-day trainings to help organizations improve performance, cohesion and accountability. He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity.

Alan teaches how the same strategies that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level can be utilized in business to build a winning culture.

Alan was assisted by a brilliant co-author, veteran writer Jon Sternfeld. Jon was a consummate pro and an unparalleled teammate during every step of this process.

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