Pam's Books

The Crooked Rim

The Crooked Rim helps readers to overcome the crooked rims in their life in order to reach their “Final Four” – their personal and professional pinnacle of success.

It takes a holistic approach to navigate roadblocks and to deliver the level of excellence that is expected today. It takes the same approach elite athletes use to train to be the best. Everything needs to be in check. Corporate athletes must train in the same way to perform at their best, but most try to accomplish this without the knowledge or coaching

I first learned these principles and strategies in my childhood growing up on a farm, and that foundation enabled me to coach basketball at the highest collegiate levels and in the most competitive arenas – including an NCAA Final Four – and now in the boardrooms of some of the world’s most successful leaders. 

Remember, your mind is the most powerful muscle in the body, and it can either propel you to new heights or prevent you from fulfilling your dreams. The good news is that you have complete control over your mind. This has been a powerful source of strength in my own growth and development and I hope it does the same for you.



ON Point gives you a seat on the bench with one of the nation’s top women’s basketball coaches. Distilling a 27-year coaching career into crucial lessons, ON Point drives home the essence of effective leadership under pressure, stress and times of chaos.

ON Point delivers the practical knowledge and skills leaders need to achieve success in life and business, using stories from business, the courts, locker rooms, and press conferences. From leading a Big 10 basketball program to coaching high-performing teams in business, leader-focused chapters provide a holistic view of attributes crucial for ON Point leadership.


  • Master the Front Court – establish the fundamentals that set leaders on the path to winning
  • Build A Strong Bench – develop a team with the right attitude, skills, and strength
  • Dominate At Center Court – integrate the core values of ON Point leadership
  • Leverage the Locker Room – influence and motivate individual success
  • Defend Your Back Court – finish strong in your life and your work

“Pam Borton says that “influential positions are not about power or us as the leaders-it’s the people that matter.” No matter what kind of organization you are leading, if you follow her game plan for ON POINT leadership, everyone wins.”

Harvey MacKay, New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author of “Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”