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It's the Will, Not the Skill: Principles and Philosophies of Success as Seen Through the Eyes, Mind and Heart of Herm Edwards, Head Coach of the Kan Paperback – Oct 1 2007

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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Executive Books (Oct. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933715480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933715483
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,052,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Tunney delivers another inspirational message! May 12 2008
By Norman Jones - Published on
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In It's the Will, Not the Skill, legendary NFL referee Dr. Jim Tunney writes about the principles and philosophies of success as seen through the eyes of his friend Herman Edwards. Herm Edwards coached the NY Jets and now the Kansas City Chiefs and his disciplined life exemplifies leadership, integrity and a relentness pursuit of excellence.

As people read they can remember only so much of that which is meaningful to them. Gems I found in this book that apply to our current society are: "Talented people vigorously defend their right to be less than they could be, or to simply please themselves at the expense of correct behavior." "How's the world to survive all of the manipulations of people willing to sell their dignity for a dime?" "Telling the truth should not require planning." The author seems to state the beliefs of many citizens today when he writes, "I am discouraged by this example of ethical laxity."

Dr. Tunney's book is a tribute to his friend, Herm Edwards, but the book can also serve as a source of inspiration for those needing a boost as they take on the challenges in life. Dr. Norman Jones-author of Growing Up in Indiana: The Culture & Hoosier Hysteria Revisited
It's the Willl, Not the Skill" great lessons for everyday life July 2 2008
By Kathleen E. Pimentel - Published on
I just finished reading the book "It's the Will, Not the Skill." there were so many wonderful stories and messages and the unique writing style results in a very nice reading experience. Being both a young athlete (a long time ago!) and a coach of my own kids' sports teams, I could relate well to the stories and more importantly, fully suport the messages in the book. I have used several of the examples in day-to-day situations with my children and they have proven to be very useful. Thank you for providing these tools to help me be a better parent.

Bob Henderson
National Golf League
Silicon Valley Drivers
Compelling story, poorly told March 11 2014
By Brian K. Stallcop - Published on
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Don't judge this book by the cover. You would think this would be a biography of Herm Edwards, full of insights and anecdotes about the coach and his life. Though the book includes a bit of that, it's mostly a collection of random thoughts from author Jim Tunney on life in general. This is a book badly in need to two editors - one to help shape it into something coherent, and a second to clean up the sloppy copy. I'm in the habit of finishing any book I start, so I labored through to the end of this one. There's no reason you need to make the same mistake.