Tom Harley considers himself a lucky man, having captained the
Geelong Football Club to two premierships in three years. Never the
club's top player, he set personal goals, working hard and pushing
himself to achieve them. On his way to becoming the greatest leader he
could be, Tom discovered what qualities he values most, and how to
bring out the best in others.
Respect, courage, risk, pride, gaining confidence, finding your passion, leading under pressure and coping with failure # using his own experiences, Tom shares his thoughts on what makes both great leaders and followers. He shows what it takes to stand tall, on and off the field.
'How fortunate are we to have a diary, a compendium, a bible, if you like, of the things that matter to Tom and, in the end, matter to us all.'
About The Author
Tom Harley played 1game for Port Adelaide and 197 games for Geelong Football Club, captaining the Cats to premierships in 2007 and 2009. He received All Australian honours and won the AFL Players' Association Best Captain award in 2008. Post-retirement, Tom appears on Channel 7's high-rating Friday Night Football in a special comments role, and has a weekly spot on Sunrise on Monday morning. He is a project consultant for the AFL's 18th team in Greater Western Sydney and an assistant coach and mentor with the AIS/AFL Academy.
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Comments about Standing Tall:
As an educator I found Tom Harley's story inspiring, humble and full of wisdom. If only all our sports star were as humble and insightful as Tom. Tom's story is a genuine reference for teenagers. There are valuable lessons on sportsmanship, life and living all couched in the confidence of a genuine leader of people.
Dissecting the book chapter by chapter would be a valuable leadership development exercise schools, business and sports teams.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1