The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.— Tony Dungy
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It's about the journey--mine and yours--and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.
You can’t always control circumstances.
However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response.
Engage, educate, equip, encourage, empower, energize, and elevate.
Those are the methods for maximizing the potential of any individual, team, organization, or institution for ultimate success and significance. Those are the methods of a mentor leader.
We often can't see what God is doing in our lives, but God sees the whole picture and His plan for us clearly.
I've said all along that God is in control.
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A good leader gets people to follow him because they want to, not because he makes them.
Courage is the ability to do the right thing, all the time, no matter how painful or uncomfortable it might be.
People look at me and see a calm, cool guy on the sidelines and I want them to know that my Christian faith affects my coaching and everything I do.
Our goal was to win, to win a Super Bowl, but also to win in the right way, to be role models to our community, to represent Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the National Football League.
Take a moment to think about your answer to this question: Am I prepared to have great success and not get any credit for it?
I learned from Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh that speed and explosiveness on defense is the way to build a team. Both are difficult for your opponent to assimilate in practice and then in games it is even harder to match.
Anyone who's a parent dreads that call in the middle of the night.
I have four grown children and I still dread it.
Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving.
Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
Integrity is what you do when no one is watching;
its doing the right thing all the time, even when it may work to your disadvantage.
How you use the opportunities your given to affect the world around you will determine the legacy you leave behind.
You need togetherness because you don't always win, and you have got to hang though together
Your life has been intentionally designed by God to have a uniquely significant and eternal impact on the world around you.
I am a firm believer that the Lord sometimes has to short-circuit even our best plans for our benefit.
Long-term success requires faith-faith that your efforts to plan and execute the process will lead to the desired outcome.
We talked about some of our experiences, focusing, hanging together down the stretch, important games. It's not necessarily who has the most talent but what team sticks together and executes their fundamentals the best.
I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn't always mean equal.
Character is the glue that bonds solid and meaningful relationships
What's important is not the uniform or the number, and it's not what team you play for or whether anyone else sees your value; it's who you are on the inside. And when you're in Christ, that's never going to change.
For some reason the football coach of a major college program is seen as one of the leaders of the campus. And some way we have to let our young people know that that leader can look like anyone.
And as a football coach in the National Football League, I know for sure that it's going to end someday.
Sometimes I think God wants there to be a circus so we can show there's another way to respond.
The best solution for falling just short of the goal is to focus on the fundamentals but perform them better.
You never know what's going to happen.
My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never.
Part of our purpose in life is to build a legacy – a consistent pattern of building into the lives of others.
God's definition of success is really one of the significant differences our lives can make in the lives of others.
What will people remember us for? Are other people’s lives better because we lived? Did we make a difference? Did we use to the fullest the gifts and abilities God gave us? Did we give our best effort, and did we do it for the right reasons?
He's probably the hardest-working guy I've been around who has great ability.
Overachievers work hard because they have to. Peyton has rare talent, but chooses to push himself like he doesn't.
I just don't think you pass on a great quarterback if you have the opportunity.
If need be, you can trade it away.
But there's no substitute for a full-time dad.
Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.
When you're in a situation, you can complain about it, you can feel sorry for yourself, you can do a lot of things. But how are you gonna make the situation better?
Everything's not going to go perfect.
You're going to have some losses that you're going to have to bounce back from and some things that are a little unforeseen that you're going to have to deal with.
You can have an impact anywhere you are.
I needed to do my current job well, keep preparing, and wait on God's timing.
I needed to trust His leadership rather than try to force an outcome I wanted.
Everybody needs encouragement, even when things are going well.
Pain prompts us to change behavior that is destructive to ourselves or to others. Pain can be a highly effective instructor.
Once we had become locked in on a schedule, he (Coach Denny Green) often created a disruption (artificial adversity) to that schedule just to see how guys would respond.
Hard work and togetherness. They go hand in hand. You need the hard work because it's such a tough atmosphere... to win week in and week out. You need togetherness because you don't always win, and you gotta hang though together.
What's important is not the accolades and memories of success but the way you respond when opportunities are denied.
Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving.
We wanted guys who had been productive in college, and we made it a point to pick performance over potential.
We spent our whole married life in the ultra-competitive world of professional football, Lauren and I had always tried to view it through God's eyes. As much fun as it was to be winning, we tried not to get caught up in it. We knew that our family life and our faith walk were more important.
False modesty is an attempt to tear yourself down. True humility focuses more on build up others.
We believed it was not our formations that made us good, but rather how we played.
As a father of seven kids, and been a kid myself at one point, I realize you don't always make the best decisions every time out. And life is a learning experience.