The only way I know how to coach the game is all the way.' Vince Lombardi was without question the greatest football coach of his time, perhaps of all time. But the man himself was more, much more. He was a thoughtful man with uncommon passion, a motivator with uncompromising values - and a leader with unprecedented wisdom and authority. 'Winning is the name of the game ...Be a hard loser'. More than a generation since his untimely passing, Vince Lombardi's fiery words continue to resonate. "The Essential Vince Lombardi" compiles Lombardi's most quotable, memorable expressions into one extraordinary volume. Down-to-earth yet inspiring, it reintroduces us to the thoughts and ideas that drove Vince Lombardi to the top. 'The leader must always walk the tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert'. Vince Lombardi was a football coach by trade, but a leader by instinct."The Essential Vince Lombardi" reveals the man through his words, provides insights into what made him tick, and explains how we can use those insights to power our own lives and careers. Vince Lombardi lived each day with urgency, passion, and conviction.