John U. Bacon – Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team

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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.

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