The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban with John Talty

Nick Saban is known as college football’s greatest coach ever. And many coaches aspire to achieve his success. They want to know his leadership secrets.

But many business leaders are curious as well. 

So Gayle Lantz speaks with John Talty, author of The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban: How Alabama’s Coach Became the Greatest Ever.

They discuss Saban’s leadership practices, mindset and motivation, what he does to create a winning culture.

John distills leadership lessons in sports that translate well to the business world. Listeners will be inspired to put ideas into practice to win at their own game.

This episode is relevant for leaders in business, whether or not they follow football…and even if they cheer for another team.

About John Talty:

John Talty is the Senior Sports Editor and SEC insider for Alabama Media Group, the leading statewide news organization. He is an award-winning journalist who has covered college sports for nearly two decades.

He frequently appears on The Paul Finebaum Show on the SEC network, the most influential college sports show in the U.S. He also appears on ESPN and SiriuxXM national radio shows.

John has built deep relationships with former players, coaches and staffers who have shared the same orbit as Saban. He has written extensively about Saban and the University of Alabama football program.

This episode covers:

  • “The Process” as the ultimate key to success.
  • Building your leadership team framework. Why recruiting is everything.
  • The positive side of staff turnover.
  • Keeping your focus so that outside factors do not impact your goals.


The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban: How Alabama’s Coach Became the Greatest Ever

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