The Power of Playing Offense

The Power of Playing Offense: A Leader’s Playbook for Personal and Team Transformation

Paul Epstein, founder of Purpose Labs, successfully steered business teams that executed billion-dollar NFL campaigns, broke Super Bowl revenue records, and generated league-leading sales results for cellar-dwelling NBA clubs. He then served as a consultant for the largest brands in business and sports. But after experiencing his own personal and career transformation, Epstein embarked on a mission to tackle a crisis of leadership. Now, in The Power of Playing Offense, Epstein invites you to meet him at the 50 and get real about taking a people-first approach that boosts performance, perseverance, and passion.

As the “Why Coach” inside the San Francisco 49ers front office, one question kept Epstein up at night: Who is coaching the coaches? He noticed a crucial gap in the development of leaders: they were expected to lead others before they learned to lead themselves. In an effort to fill this gap in the market, Epstein curated this interactive playbook—and its corresponding website—for influencers and leaders like you, with more than 50 activities, tools, and strategies you can implement on Monday morning.

The Power of Playing Offense will help you level up your leadership and transform your team from paycheck-driven to purpose-driven, from adversity to achievement, from disengaged to inspired, from controlled to connected, and from success to significance—resulting in a life and career of fulfillment and impact.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-624-9
SKU: 18-826-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Leadership and Management

“In both hockey and in business, establishing a winning culture takes commitment and the right plan. In The Power of Playing Offense, Paul Epstein shares one of the most detailed and easy-to-follow leadership playbooks ever developed. I recommend working hard to establish those core values and putting Epstein’s plan to work for your organization. He and his book will help lead to something we all like to be a part of—a championship culture.”—LUC ROBITAILLE, Hockey Hall of Fame Player; three-time Stanley Cup Champion; President, Los Angeles Kings

“Paul Epstein lives with meaning, mission, and motion. His energy is infectious, and his positivity radiates through the pages of this transformational playbook; a playbook to inspire a culture of leadership and get your entire team on the bus toward success—and significance.”—JON GORDON, eight-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, including, The Energy Bus

“I have seen firsthand the grit, passion, and perseverance that Paul Epstein leads with. It’s one thing to achieve success with these qualities, but it’s another to coach these leadership principles to others. In comes The Power of Playing Offense, a playbook to implement in our business and our lives.”—BRIAN LAFEMINA, Chief Business Officer, LA 2028 Olympics; former NFL Executive

“In The Power of Playing Offense, Paul imparts practical and action-oriented lessons from the trenches of leadership. His people-first approach will resonate with leaders at every level, inspiring both teams and individuals who are determined and driven enough to take on the challenge.”—RICH DIVINEY, retired Navy SEAL Officer, author, speaker

“Talent is the ultimate differentiator—but successful leadership is more than raw talent, it’s the ability to unleash the full potential of that talent in yourself and others. The Power of Playing Offense delivers a tactical blueprint for how to do just that, detailing where the performance of people can be maximized, allowing our superpowers to be on full display.”—GAIL STOLTZE, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AEG

Paul Epstein

Keynote Speaker and Organization Performance Expert

Paul Epstein is an expert in leadership and organizational culture with nearly fifteen years of experience as a professional sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office—leading and coaching business teams, most recently with the San Francisco 49ers. It was there that Paul had a life-changing transformation—he found his “Why”—to inspire purpose in others so they can play offense in life. A calling he has followed ever since.

As Founder of Purpose Labs, Paul is on a mission to impact millions of lives by sharing his message of Playing Offense as an author, keynote speaker, business coach, and leadership trainer. He has installed the Playing Offense playbook with professional sports organizations, Fortune 500 leadership teams, Chief People Officers, MBAs, and professional athletes—all to live and lead with greater purpose, performance, and impact.

Paul received his MBA from the University of Michigan, following his undergraduate degree at USC. He resides in Pasadena, CA with his wife, two labradoodles, and their future leader, PJ.

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