November 29, 2021 - How did a high school hockey team go from being the very worst in the country to the top 5%, and what lessons can we apply to our own lives from that historic turnaround? In this episode, our time machine steps onto the ice twenty years ago with the lowly Ann Arbor Huron High School River Rats. Our player-turned-coach is best-selling author John U. Bacon, who rescued a team with a tradition of losing so engrained, they hadn't won a game in a year and a half, going 0-22-3. He brings us Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America's Worst High School Hockey Team. John U. Bacon teaches at Northwestern and the University of Michigan, and has written several New York Times bestsellers, including Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines, Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football, and, Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football. For history beyond sports, enjoy our archived conversation about The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism. Visit LetThemLeadByBacon.com for more or find him on social media at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
The Buckeyes are in rivalry mode, turning their full focus to The Game as they prepare to head north for a road trip to Ann Arbor for another top-10 matchup against Michigan. Tim May has been around the rivalry for years. He knows a thing or two about the annual Ohio State game with Michigan. And the Tim May Podcast is back for a special edition to break down every aspect of The Game. This loaded episode features an interview with John U. Bacon, a football historian who focuses on Michigan and the Wolverines entire program. Bacon, the author of multiple books about Michigan football, talks to Tim about the state of the rivalry, the matchup this season between two heavyweights and the turnaround of Jim Harbaugh this season up north. But the conversation doesn't end there. May hosts former Ohio State linebacker Matt Wilhelm, who won a national title with the Buckeyes and a Super Bowl championship with the Green Bay Packers. He helped the Buckeyes beat Michigan and win a national title as a first-team All-American at his linebacker spot. #OhioStateFootball #OhioState #CFBNews Subscribe for more Ohio State Football coverage: https://www.youtube.com/c/Lettermenrow?sub_confirmation=1 Ohio State Buckeyes videos from Columbus, Ohio from the staff of Lettermen Row. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Walk the campus at the University of Michigan or downtown Ann Arbor with John U Bacon and you won't get more than two blocks before you're intercepted by an admirer or friend. The calls come from every direction: "Hey, John! Hey Bacon!" Bacon is the world's leading authority on Michigan football, having written several New York Times best-selling books, including Endzone, Three and Out and Overtime. Now Bacon, whom I first met at Michigan in 1986, has written a tremendous new book on leadership. In this episode of Winning in Asia, Bacon shares the lessons he learned when he took over the hapless Huron high School hockey team, a team that recorded a 0-23-2 record the previous year. Three seasons later, the same Huron High team was one of the top five in the State of Michigan. His central message: "The key is to make it special. And the key to making it special is making it hard."#WinningInAsia / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/
John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three. He has authored eleven books on sports, business, health, and history, five of which are New York Times bestsellers.A popular public speaker, Bacon delivers speeches on the themes taken from his books, and coaching and teaching experiences – including leadership, diversity, motivating millennials, and creativity – to corporations, universities, and other groups around the country and the world. In 2011, the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MMPI) named him “Speaker of the Year.” In Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America's Worst High School Hockey Team New York Times best-selling author John U. Bacon delivers an uplifting leadership book drawn from his own experience transforming the nation's worst high school hockey team into one of the best. Bacon's strategy is straightforward: set high expectations, make them accountable to each other, and inspire them all to lead their team. Connect with John & buy his book: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/johnubacon Twitter - https://twitter.com/johnubacon Buy His Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Them-Lead-Unexpected-Leadership/dp/0358533260 Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/ TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantom FACEBOOK ► - https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcast WEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE! Apple Podcast ► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252 Spotify ► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQ WATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBox If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thestorybox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
At the top of the show, Jason and Randy discuss Donald Trump possibly calling fights. Then they are joined by John U Bacon to discuss his book and all things college football! Quick hits: players plead guilty to player medical fun fraud, and Bishop Sycamore says its "not a school"! To wrap, the guys chat with Steven Seagal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with physicians Dr. John Mills and Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian about misinformation regarding the coronavirus. Plus, author John U Bacon on his new book about coaching the worst high school hockey team in the country.