A Completely Different Game

My Leadership Playbook

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By Emma Hayes

Contributions by Michael Calvin

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From the head coach of the United States Women’s National Team and legendary coach of Chelsea FC comes a book of hard-won lessons for leading a team to success on and off the field
Few places will test your leadership skills more than the global soccer stage. For more than twenty years, Emma Hayes has led her teams to championship after championship, coaching her players through personal and professional setbacks, and becoming a powerful advocate for women in sports.
Available for the first time in print, A Completely Different Game shares Hayes’s inspirational, innately human approach to fulfilling the potential of those around her. Beginning with her upbringing in Camden and ending with her move to the US National Team, Hayes takes us through the events that shaped her and the critical leadership lessons she learned along the way. She also lays bare the difficulties that came with managing a women’s sports team in an industry designed for and catered to men, and makes a clear, actionable, and urgent call for equity in sports.
Generous, authoritative, and grounded in lived experience, A Completely Different Game will help you lead with heart, strength, and authenticity no matter what challenge you’re facing.
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  • “Hayes brings a welcome humility… and her candor bolsters confidence in her wisdom. The result is a rewarding guide for managing teams of all kinds.”
    Publishers Weekly

On Sale
Jul 23, 2024
Page Count
288 pages

Emma Hayes

About the Author

Emma Hayes is the new head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. She was the long-time head coach for Chelsea FC, one of the most successful women’s teams in Europe. She led Chelsea FC to two domestic league and cup doubles, and one trophy treble since taking over the team in 2012. Born in London, Hayes previously coached in the United States with the Long Island Lady Riders and Iona College. In 2006, Hayes served as assistant first team coach at Arsenal Ladies where they achieved huge success, winning 11 major trophies over three-seasons. She then joined the Chicago Red Stars in the inaugural year of the Women’s Professional Soccer league in 2008, and also served as technical director of the New York Flash in WPS. Hayes was appointed manager of Chelsea Ladies in June 2012 and three years later, successfully led them to the Women’s FA Cup for the first time. The team also went on to gain the Women’s Super League title to complete a historic and memorable double. In June 2016, Hayes was made an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list. She was appointed OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours and named The Best FIFA Women’s Coach at The Best FIFA Awards in 2023.

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