Leading the Way

Leading the Way

by Steve Letarte, Nate Ryan

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It was among the most remarkable and successful rebuilding projects in NASCAR history – turning the most popular driver whose confidence bottomed out amid questionable work habits into an assured and diligent championship contender.
In Leading the Way, Steve Letarte takes readers into the closed-door meetings, the heartfelt conversations in the No. 88 hauler and the after-hours bonding sessions that created the faith and trust necessary to make Dale Earnhardt Jr. a winner again.
Through vivid depictions of some painful mistakes and critical decisions, Letarte details the overlooked strategies and structure that he successfully applied to a slumping race team the same way that a CEO would implement in a struggling company.
Here are the never-before-revealed fierce arguments, lighthearted moments and unbridled joy shared with Earnhardt in a four-year, cross-country odyssey from the highs of a magical 2014 Daytona 500 win to the lows of a career-threatening concussion.
"Steve possesses all the qualities of a successful leader, with a unique ability to rally his team into believing in their own success. This book is a special look at his life both personally and professionally that I think will enlighten and educate." – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

"I never dreamed of being an author, but those years with Dale were so special. I wanted everyone to hear these stories to appreciate the important values of leadership and friendship and the successes that are measured beyond trophies and championships." – Steve Letarte

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162030126
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 466,627
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Steve Letarte is a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports Group who spent nine seasons as a crew chief in stock-car racing’s premier series. Managing the teams of stars Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Letarte called the strategy for fifteen victories (including the 2014 Daytona 500), and his 2007 season with Gordon set a record for most top tens in a season.
A natural leader with a gregarious touch, Letarte also is a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur who founded RacingJobs.com. The Maine native lives in Cornelius, North Carolina, with his wife, Tricia, and their two children, Tyler and Ashlyn.
Nate Ryan is a journalist who has covered NASCAR full-time since 2002, writing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, USA Today Sports, and NBC Sports Digital. He also is the host of the NASCAR on NBC podcast and frequent contributor to NASCAR America on NBCSN.

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Leading the Way 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I enjoyed this book very much. I loved reading about their great friendship and happy to see Steve and Dale in the broadcast booth together. A book you won't want to put down till the last page.