• Above the Line

  • Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
  • By: Urban Meyer, Wayne Coffey
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,591 ratings)

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The instant New York Times best seller.

Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest football coaches of our time.

Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships. In Above the Line, he offers listeners his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building, and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Meyer shares his groundbreaking game plan - the game plan followed every day in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship season - for creating a culture of success built on trust and a commitment to a common purpose. Packed with real life examples from Meyer’s storied career, Above the Line delivers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

©2015 Urban Meyer (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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Great for any coach at any level

The concepts are common denominators no matter the sport or level. It's an excellent combination of philosophies and specific stories/anecdotes that further explain why Coach Meyer has been successful everywhere he's been. I took away specific, useful ideas to apply to the teams I coach.

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It was very powerful and straight to the point . Wish urban would have given a conclusion or even an introduction. To the book

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Must a read for anyone serious about leading!

An excellent lead for a true leader! Coach Meyer lays the foundation for influencing and changing lives.

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I love this book

I will read more books but by this authorOne day I would like to meet coach urban Meyer

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Go Lead!

Great book! Full of great leadership examples. You are ready to go and LEAD!

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good stories and ideas

good stories and ideas. I think a little too overproduced and sterilized but is a good message overall

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Loved it!

Enjoyed the stories! The narration was very clear. As a coach this is a very insightful and motivating book.

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Good thoughts on empowering your team

Great run though on culture and focus driven outcome. Great stories that really relay the message and a lot of hidden gem moments within.

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Football Coach

As a football coach, this resonates deeply with me because I want to be a head coach one day. The familiarity and parallels he gave from building unit cohesion to reacting to your situation with character are all things I’ve learned but Urban just reinforced those and provided great depth, detail and knowledge as an aspiring head coach. Great read and must have.

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Great book

Short, to the point leadership skills. The book is full of how to moments and is lacking the typical leadership talking points. This is a how to book, not a leadership theory book.

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Amazing Insights

This book is filled with sports and applicable skills that you are able to use to rewire the thoughts and reactions to any event you face in life. thinking above the line will enable you to deal with and effectively react to any situation faced.