The Mentor’s Guide to Building a Championship Team

with Dr. John C. Maxwell & Don Yaeger

Ever wonder what it feels like to hoist a national championship trophy? Ever wanted to know what it takes to build a team that can win it all? In partnership with 10-time New York Times best-selling sports journalist Don Yaeger, Dr. John C. Maxwell has created a resource bundle that will take your team to the top.


The Mentor’s Guide to Building a Championship Team is the premiere digital resource for the greatest leadership lessons from sports legends. Featuring interviews with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, and other top coaches, players, and executives in American sports, this audio collection is your ultimate guide to becoming a top-shelf leader, teammate, and coach.


Pete Carroll

Head Coach & Executive Vice President, Seattle Seahawks

Urban Meyer

Head Football Coach of
The Ohio State Buckeyes

Arthur Blank

Owner & Chairman of NFC Championship Winning team, the Atlanta Falcons

Tom Watson

American Professional Golfer
on the PGA Tour Champions


In addition to exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in sports, The Mentor’s Guide also offers you 40 audio teachings from John Maxwell to help you hone your skills in four key areas:

Leading Yourself

Being a Teammate

Building a Team

Winning Together


LEAD YOURSELF FIRST: The most challenging person to lead is always yourself. No one is more aware or more forgiving of your weaknesses than you, which is why learning to lead yourself well is the key to building a champion. With wisdom from one of golf’s greatest players, you’ll learn the value of stretching yourself beyond your comfort zone, while honing your talents and skills.

This audio bundle features an interview with 8-time PGA major champion Tom Watson, as well as 10 select teachings from John:

  • A Leader’s Perfect Blend
  • Successful Leaders – Who They Are and What They Do
  • Leading Where No One Has Gone
  • Momentum – A Leader’s Best Friend
  • Pride – A Leader’s Problem
  • The Incomplete Leader
  • The Difference Maker
  • Making Personal Changes

THE DREAM TEAMMATE: Being a good teammate comes before being a good leader—because if you want to lead, you must first learn to follow. Whether you’re in the conference room or on the field, working well with your team is essential for success. With insight from one of the most famous teammates in modern sports history, you’ll learn what it means to add value to the people around you.

This audio bundle features an interview with Michael Oher, the NFL offensive tackle whose journey to football stardom was the subject of the movie The Blind Side. You’ll also receive 10 select teachings from John on becoming a better teammate:

  • Exceptional Qualities of a Team Player
  • Paying the Price
  • Tests of Timing
  • Make-Up That Makes a Leader
  • Watch What Leaders Do
  • Success vs. Significance
  • 10 Ways to Gain Influence
  • Relationships: The First Step
  • Trust: The Foundation
  • Establish Credibility

BUILD A SOLID TEAM: The Law of Significance says, “One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” Everyone who wants to do something meaningful, build something powerful, or create something lasting must look to others for help. Finding the right people who will share your vision and match your effort is essential if you want to reach the next level.

This audio bundle features interviews with some of the greatest team builders in football—Urban Meyer, head coach at Ohio State; Rich McKay, president and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons, and NFL coaching legend Dan Reeves. Their wisdom for bringing a group together will help you assemble the right personnel to achieve your ultimate goal. The bundle also features 10 select teachings from John on how to build a great team:

  • 5 Keys to Developing People
  • 5 Questions for Sizing Up Potential
  • Picking Potential Leaders
  • Silent Sabotage
  • How to Put People in the Right Places
  • How to Be a Leader: Communication
  • Combating a Crisis
  • Getting Morale Up in Down Times
  • Leading Free Agents
  • 3 Essentials of Development

WINNING AS A TEAM: There’s a world of difference between potential and production. Often, teams look great on paper but weak in the arena. To bridge that gap, every team must learn how to win together. It’s more than just sharing a vision, values, or a commitment to growth. It’s learning how to overcome losses, deal with difficult personalities, and hold onto the high-flyers. You’ll hear three of the most successful leaders in sports share their philosophies about building a winner and learn how you can develop a dynasty in your own industry.

This audio collection features interviews from Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks; Rick Hendrick, NASCAR legend and owner of Hendrick Motorsports; and Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons. You’ll also gain access to 10 select teachings from John:

  • Why Coach Wooden’s Teams Won
  • Keeping Key Players
  • The Power of Motivation
  • Making the Tough Call
  • Dealing with Difficult Personalities
  • Ingredients to Success
  • 10 Keys to Growth
  • Whatever It Takes
  • The Blind Spot
  • Stay in First Place

Get this collection for $249

Dive-deep into the leadership practices of some of today's most celebrated figures in sports. You'll develop essential skills in four key areas: leading yourself, being a teammate, building a team, and winning together.