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ESPN.com
Sauerbrunn didn't know then, but in a few months time, she would take over as the captain of the U.S. national team, and she would think back to how 2020 would end up shaping her voice as a captain. She was an introvert, a reluctant leader, but she's learning how to empower her teammates. She is working her way through Sam Walker's "The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams."

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How Mitch Trubisky is being helped on his NFL climb by the Wall Street Journal's leadership columnist
Walker had become “essentially, the Bears’ leadership consultant.” Walker has visited the team four times since last October, including a two-hour leadership workshop with the entire scouting department ...

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Mitchell Trubisky Ready to Be the Bears' Savior, 'Make People Eat Their Words'
On his phone, he reveals a screenshot he took from a page of Sam Walker's book The Captain Class. Walker spent 11 years studying leadership on the best sports teams around the world, gave his book to the Bears, and Trubisky couldn't get enough.

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Swimming & Diving Announces 2018-2019 Team Captains
We modeled our definition of captain after Sam Walker's 'The Captain's Class' book about the most effective captains in history. These qualities heavily influence the competitive personality of the team, and include humility, powerful communication abilities, a servant's mindset, and relentlessness competitiveness.

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Why Eric Dier must be England captain - by the man whose book is helping Gareth Southgate choose
Eddie Jones, the England rugby coach, has already admitted that The Captain Class was one of his favourite summer reads and now Gareth Southgate has revealed that it will influence arguably his most important decision as England manager.”

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The Lowe Post
Zach talks to Sam about his book on sports dynasties, “The Captain Class,” analytics, the Warriors and Cavaliers, Michael Jordan, and more.

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NPR: All Things Considered with Mary Louise Kelly
‘The Captain Class’ Defines The Greatest Sports Teams Ever Based On One Character

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NFL Network: Good Morning Football
What Makes Tom Brady a Better Captain than Other QBs?

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ESPN.com
The 16 greatest teams in sports history

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Wall Street Journal
The Seven Leadership Secrets of Great Team Captains

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Fast Company
You’re Recruiting The Wrong Kind of Talent–Here’s Why

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Sports Illustrated
What are the greatest sports teams ever?

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Deadspin.com
Why Does Everyone Thing Derek Jeter Was a Great Captain?

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Youtube.com
Conversation with rookie linebacker Ernest Jones.

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CBSsports.com
USWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn explains why she's so excited about her teammates, and being a reluctant leader.

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