Achieving and Maintaining Excellence
Sports journalist and many-time bestselling author Jeff Benedict has written the definitive biographies of the greatest athletes and teams of the 21st century – Tiger Woods, Tom Brady & The Dynasty, and now LeBron. In this compelling talk, Benedict shares unparalleled takeaways from his unique perspective into the lives of these superstars, and how they have achieved and maintained excellence, and continue to evolve.
Author Talk: ‘LeBron’ – Lessons from a Basketball Superstar
Inspired by his instant New York Times bestselling book, author Jeff Benedict reveals the lessons he learned from three years of exhaustive research and more than 250 interviews about global superstar LeBron. From LeBron’s gift for assessing the personal character of people around him, to building his core relationships that continue to this day, to becoming one of the world’s most captivating public figures, Benedict highlights the complexity and leadership of the basketball superstar’s extraordinary life, making connections that will resonate with any audience.
The Mindset of a Champion with Jeff Benedict
New York Times bestseller Jeff Benedict is a leader in sports journalism, capturing the inside stories of the greatest icons and teams in sports – from Tiger Woods, to Steve Young, to the New England Patriots. Jeff pulls back the curtain on what it was like to meet and work with these legends, and reveals the mindset it takes to be a champion in indelible conversations.
Acclaimed author Jeff Benedict – “writer to the greats” – released the definitive biography of basketball legend ‘LeBron’
Bestselling author and consummate storyteller JEFF BENEDICT has written the book on the greatest athletes and teams of this century – Tiger Woods, Tom Brady & The Dynasty, and now LeBron. An instant New York Times bestseller, LeBron is the definitive biography of the basketball superstar – and a gripping and unprecedented look into how he became a titan.
The LA Times calls Benedicts writing “masterful” and “propulsive,” and The Wall Street Journal calls LeBron “inspiring… An absorbing chronicle of talent, character, pluck, and luck.” With a gift for getting to the heart of a historic moment or figure, Benedict delves into LeBron’s relationship with fame and power: how he has cultivated it, harnessed it, suffered from it, and leveraged it. The Irish Examiner calls Benedict the “writer to the greats,” raving: “The vividness and execution of his writing… is almost cinematic, like watching an episode of Succession.” In both his writing as well as riveting speaking events, Benedict offers unmatched insights about achieving – and maintaining – excellence, in work and in life.
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Jeff Benedict is the bestselling author of sixteen non-fiction books, as well as a television and film producer. His latest book, The Dynasty, is the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady, each of whom cooperated for the book. It was an instant New York Times bestseller. The book is being developed into a 10-part documentary series, which Jeff is executive producing. Prior to The Dynasty, Jeff co-wrote the #1 bestseller Tiger Woods and he was an executive producer on the HBO documentary Tiger that was based on the book and aired in 2021. The book is currently being developed into a scripted series, which Jeff is executive producing. Jeff is also the executive producer on a documentary based on his book Poisoned that will air on Netflix. In 2017, he co-produced Little Pink House, a feature film starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn that was based on Jeff’s book of the same title. And in 2016, Jeff co-wrote with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young his bestselling autobiography QB, which was the basis of an NFL Films documentary.
Jeff has been a special-features writer for Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, and The Hartford Courant, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times. His stories have been the basis of segments on 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, HBO Real Sports, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, NFL Network, and NPR.