The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently

The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently

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by Tony Dungy
     
 

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“Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique

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“Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique leadership philosophy with you. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life. In the process, you’ll learn the seven keys of mentoring leadership—and why they’re so effective; why mentor leadership brings out the best in people; how a mentor leader recovers from mistakes and handles team discipline; and the secret to getting people to follow you and do their best for you without intimidation tactics. As a son, a football player, and a winning coach, Tony has always learned from others on his path to success. Now you can learn to succeed for your team, family, or organization while living out your values—by becoming a mentor leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414338064
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
104,909
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 66 reviews.
alfamania More than 1 year ago
The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungy, is the coach’s third book he has written, but only the first of which I have read. From the onset, it is clear that this book covers a topic which unfortunately doesn’t get implemented by individuals in leadership positions to the extent which it should. Coach Dungy masterfully explains how an individual in a leadership role influences others, and by virtue of that fact, essentially leaves a legacy to those underneath them so that they can become peers. That is in contrast to a more secular interpretation of a leader being one who is in control of others. Coach Dungy provides examples of how to allow individuals to become good influences on others, for the purpose of making them better, no matter what they do. The impact that a leader can have on an individual is tremendous. It is refreshing and worthwhile to see Coach Dungy’s approach as a leader in an avenue which is too often full of leaders who are out for their own goals and achievements. The mentor leader seeks to better others and build them up to make them leaders as well. A definite worthwhile read for someone who is seeking to gain insight from someone who is truly a gentleman and a great positive influence. “It’s not about me” sums up Coach Dungy’s mentor attitude, but also servant attitude as well.
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Secrets to building people and teams that win consistently. Super Bowl winning Tony Dungy is author of two previous books, Uncommon and Quiet Strength along with Nathan Whitaker. There is a list of action steps, practical ways to put the ideas presented into practice, along with a Q and A on each chapter. The author states "Relationships are ultimately what matter - our relationship with God and with other people." and when it comes down to it that is all that really matters. Tony mentions many who have mentored him through his playing and coaching career, especially Chuck Noll and his father. This book is a very enjoyable and readable 9 chapters with titles such as The Mind-set, The Methods, The Maturity and The Measure of a Mentor Leader. These outline what is needed and expected from a mentor leader. I have a lot of respect for men like Tony Dungy that are in the public spotlight and so outspoken about their faith. I enjoy his take on involvement. He states, " It's impossible to lead from a distance. Without engagement, you can not lead effectively." Whether you lead a family, company, or Super Bowl winning football team, you will find practical ideas on being an effective leader. I would recommend this book to those unfamiliar with the author's background, and anyone interested in becoming a leader the right way.
oressa More than 1 year ago
A pep talk from the author of Quiet Strength, Tony Dungee. Want to have an impact on your family, on your team, on the next generation for Christ. Focus on building a life of significance. I assume Mr. Dungee wrote this as a book for leaders within organizations, but I saw this idea develop as a reference for parents. I loved Mr. Dungee's use of the story from Joshua to call out leaders and point out the messiness of the journey and the blessings at the end of the road. I dog-earred many pages and highlighted large amounts of texts. Nuggets of wisdom. Mr. Dungee leads readers to count the cost referring to Jesus's parable. Make priorities and let decisions fit those priorities. Thank you, Mr. Dungee, for focusing on servanthood, leadership, and the coupling of the two. Humbling ourselves, submitting to the Father, and desiring to be the servant turns the world's ideals upside down drawing others to Jesus Christ. Thank you for translating God's design for leadership into the lives of laymen like myself. Evaluate focus, influence, and audience praying for His direction. I also enjoyed the reference to C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings to add emphasis to points. Throughout the book, Dungee reminds leaders to be confident and have character: integrity and inner-security. Leadership means to inspire. Commit to grow. Recognize God's gifts and the order of importance on relationships. Do not lose sight of the ultimate goal; do not lose faith. Chapter 7 on was particularly well written. Dungee shares references from Acts 1 reminding readers to reach beyond boundaries. He also reveals wisdom found in Proverbs 25. This book empowers readers to empower others.
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Gets to the heart of a person, not just for leaders. Helps instruct how to relate to people and how to encourage and guide people with purpose. It's all done by love and compassion.
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