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Above the Line Audiobook

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season

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Publisher's Summary

Lessons on leadership and team building from Ohio State's head football coach, drawing heavily on the 2014 season and his team's remarkable run to the championship in the face of adversity.

Since he took over at Bowling Green 14 years ago, Urban Frank Meyer III has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of college football. With three national championships and a record of 142-26, he has achieved remarkable results with many teams. But it is Meyer's recent work at The Ohio State University that has elevated him into the realm of such iconic coaching names as Paul (Bear) Bryant, Knute Rockne, and OSU's own Woody Hayes.

Never was that work more successful than in the 2014 season, which ended with Meyer's Buckeyes capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon. That the triumph came with a third-string quarterback at the helm - and after OSU had suffered a brutal early season loss and endured the tragic loss of a teammate - only made the achievement that much more extraordinary.

How did Ohio State, a school many thought did not even deserve to be in the playoffs, end up at the summit of college football? In Above the Line, Urban Meyer answers this question and many more. Pulling back the curtain on the high-profile, high-pressure world he operates in, he offers listeners a groundbreaking game plan for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them - the very game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes' historic 2014 season.

A student of psychology long before he became a coach, Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships and explains how to build it, step by step - whether in a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

©2015 Urban Meyer (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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  • John Hirsch
    14/03/16
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Greg
    26/12/15
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    "Urban"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    10/11/15
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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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    12/12/15
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    "Phenomenal, amazing wisdom and insight!"

    As an Oregon Duck fan it is extremely difficult for me to swallow my pride and say, well done. But to Urban Meyer and the entire 2014 Ohio State Buckeye team is say, well done, I am a fan!! Not just of your amazing accomplishments, but of the team and individual leadership it took to get there! Absolutely impressive!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Alexandria, OH United States
    29/09/16
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    "Leadership tools for life"

    Great man, because he's great at helping people. Very practical team leading advice. Not just football.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laboris Bean
    27/09/16
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    "best book"

    one of the best book ever. I have recommended book to my family and friends.

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  • George
    25/09/16
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    "Great Read"

    Excellent story but I wasn't impressed with the narrator. Other than that 10 thumbs up.

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  • Jason
    18/09/16
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    "A must for any new leader"

    Enjoyed the framework that was discussed as it relates to leadership of a sports team and its applicability to the business world. Concepts such as understanding purpose, behavioralizing values, above/below the line, BCD, Rs, 10-80-10 also applicable to personal life as well.

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  • Shaun
    23/08/16
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    "Great book"

    I love Ohio state football and leadership books so this was an excellent pick for me.

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  • Myles/Noelle
    14/08/16
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    "Inspired!"

    Awesome leadership formats and platforms! Leaders are learners 10-80-10 concepts all great things that can help elevate ones leadership!

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