Entitled To Nothing

Entitled to Nothing is an inside look at a championship culture built with an uncommon approach to leadership. Bob Walsh joined forces with a team of tough, hungry young men to create a level of ownership that led to sustained, elite success. Together they discovered an experience inside a demanding culture that did more than just win basketball games. It had a transformational impact on their lives.

Entitled to Nothing provides unfettered access to Walsh’s transparent style and the leadership lessons applied throughout a championship journey. Along the way, he asked questions that challenged standard groupthink and the traditional leadership model, leading to new thought processes and behaviors. Walsh offers an inside look at a game plan for sustained success, one that translates to elite performance in any organization focused on team building. Entitled to Nothing will encourage you to discover and refine your own unique leadership approach.

An Uncommon Approach to Leadership

Bob Walsh – The Author

Recognized as an innovative leader and team builder in the coaching world, Bob Walsh has been a college basketball coach for 28 years, including 13 years as a head coach.

He’s won over 60% of his games at both Rhode Island College and the University of Maine, including 11 league titles and eight trips to the NCAA Tournament.

In September of 2005, Rhode Island College, a division III state school in Providence, RI, hired their third men’s basketball coach in as many years. Bob Walsh, a respected Providence College assistant, took over a program at a commuter school with no real identity or history of basketball success. Nine years later, Walsh had built a national power, known for their toughness and competitive edge. The Anchormen won 204 games over those nine seasons, including 11 conference regular season and tournament titles. Without an NCAA appearance in nearly 30 years, RIC became one of just five teams in America to play in eight straight NCAA Tournaments, including three trips to the Sweet Sixteen and one magical run to the Elite Eight.



Coach Walsh shares practical lessons of leadership from his career as a college basketball coach that are in full need within corporate leadership development programs today. Learning to listen to your frontline, building trust and confidence, creating buy-in to the vision, and working to transform a culture are just a few of the key lessons contained within this read. Any leader with these priorities will find great value in this book.

Tony Dottino - President, Dottino Consulting Group

Coach Walsh is a must read and must listen to for me. He understands that leadership is not one thing and it’s never figured out. Bob has been a great resource for me in considering new ways to think about the issues all leaders encounter.

Craig Counsell - Manager, Milwaukee Brewers

With practical insights on team building and leadership, Entitled to Nothing is a must read for the leader of any organization seeking a practical guide for achieving competitive advantage, performance improvement and the realization of individual and team potential.

Phil O’Brien - Managing Partner, The York Consulting Group, LLC

Bob Walsh is a program builder. I coached division III basketball in New England, and what Bob was able to do at Rhode Island College was incredible. Anyone can build a team but building a program that has sustained success takes great leadership and that is what Bob was able to build.

Stan Van Gundy - Head Coach, New Orleans Pelicans