The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dean Smith

Narrated By: Dean Smith, Gerald D. Bell, John Kilgo

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: February 2004

Duration: 10 hours 41 minutes


For forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success. Now, in The Carolina Way, he explains his coaching philosophy and shows readers how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenges they face in their own lives. In his wry, sensible, wise way, Coach Smith takes us through every aspect of his program, illustrating his insights with vivid stories. Accompanying each of Coach Smith’s major points is a “Player Perspective” from a former North Carolina basketball star and an in-depth “Business Perspective” from Gerald D. Bell, a world-renowned leadership consultant and a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The keystones of Coach Smith’s coaching philosophy are widely applicable and centrally relevant to building successful teams of any kind.


  • Shane Nixon

    I am from NC, and NOT a Tarheel fan. But Smith did it too good, for too long, not to earn anyone's respect. He is class. But he should never have read this book. His nasal Midwestern dialect drove me insane. And the book is only "good" not great or really good, because each chapter ends with a Business perspective that is AWFUL. Typing the words I can hear the guy who read those pronouncing the words and I cringe. All things considered, just average, in what should have been GREAT!

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